Area Burn Bans
Burn Bans are currently in effect as of June 1, 2021 for Douglas County.
No Burn Ban yet for Okanogan County.
Please follow all rules and regulations when burning.
Contact our office at 509-689-0216 if you are unsure
of the regulations prior to your burn.
Prohibited Materials and Burn Barrels
Burning household waste and other garbage is prohibited. In Washington State, it is only legal to burn natural vegetation. Burning anything in a burn barrel, including natural vegetation, is illegal. Burning in a barrel limits the amount of oxygen that can get to a fire, which results in lower burn temperatures, incomplete combustion, excessive smoke, and more toxic substances released into the air. The smoke from a burn barrel stays close to the ground, making it difficult for people to avoid breathing toxic smoke.
A burn ban is issued due to impaired air quality or extreme fire danger. Ecology, the Governor, the County Fire Marshall, or local Fire Districts may issue burn bans. If you are planning to burn, call the Agricultural Burn Hotline at 1-800-406-5322 to find out if it is a good day to burn in your area. Contact your local fire department or the Department of Ecology before starting any fires.
To find out more about burn bans:
FIRE - EMS