Fire Prevention and Investigation
STATE OF WASHINGTON
316 WASHINGTON STREET, SUITE #301
WENATCHEE, WA 98801
PHONE (509) 667-6464 FAX (509) 667-6475
Fire Marshal [email protected]
CELL (509) 630-4823
Public Safety Announcement – May 28, 2020
Resolution 2020-54 was passed by the Chelan County Commissioners that the designation of the Fire Hazard Level will be Moderate beginning on Monday June 1, 2020.
Beginning on Monday June 1, 2020, open burning will be closed. This includes natural vegetation and yard debris.
Attended recreational campfires are allowed at private residences, hosted campgrounds and at dispersed camping sites in approved “campfire areas”. Have a shovel and water readily available on site to suppress the fire.
“Campfire area” is an outdoor fire-burning area for recreational fires where natural wood materials other than rubbish can be burned. The campfire area must have all combustible material removed down to mineral soil and shall have a containment area of either rock, metal, concrete or any other noncombustible material and shall not be more than thirty-six inches in diameter and twenty-four inches high. All combustible material one and one-half feet surrounding the campfire area shall be removed. Fuel for the recreational residential campfire shall not extend above the edge of the campfire containment area.
No Household trash or garbage shall be burned outdoors at residences at any time. Burn barrels are illegal and are not permitted.