Area Burn Bans

BURN BANS

Douglas County Burn Ban: No ban in effect.

Okanogan County Burn Ban: No ban in effect.

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.

For more information about Burn Bans check out the links below.

FIRE - EMS

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.

Burn Bans

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: www.ecy.wa.gov