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Turkey fryers increase risk of holiday fires

Turkey fryers increase risk of holiday fires

A local house fire over the weekend that was started from the hot oil of a turkey fryer has prompted the Chelan County fire marshal to remind residents that using the outdoor fryers this Thanksgiving can increase the risk of starting a fire.

Posted: November 22, 2021

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Cook with caution this Thanksgiving

Cook with caution this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is by far the leading day for home cooking fires, with more than three times as many cooking fires occurring on that day as a typical day of the year, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Posted: November 18, 2021

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Fire danger hasn't gone away just yet

Fire danger hasn't gone away just yet

On Oct. 1, fire hazard designations in Chelan County’s unincorporated areas expire, ending travel and activity restrictions and allowing people to burn yard waste in small piles outside local urban growth areas. However, Chelan County Fire Marshal Bob Plumb cautions that the fire danger has not yet gone away for the year.

Posted: September 30, 2021

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Chelan County declares disaster for second time this summer

Chelan County declares disaster for second time this summer

For the second time in just over a month, a state of emergency has been declared in Chelan County in response to a wildfire. The Twenty-Five Mile Fire started the afternoon of Aug. 15 and had burned some 4,000 acres by morning.

Posted: August 16, 2021

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Chelan County Fire Hazard Designation - July 19, 2021

Chelan County Fire Hazard Designation - July 19, 2021

The fire hazard level in Chelan County is high in both zones. Fire hazard levels expire on Sept. 30 each year.

Posted: July 28, 2021

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Open Burning

Open Burning

If you need to burn natural debris on your property, remember that last year’s grass is very flammable.

Posted: April 16, 2021

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Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 15
    Dec 2021
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - December 15, 2021

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
  • 15
    Dec 2021
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Boundary Review Board

    Posted by: Board Of County Commissioners

    The newly formed Chelan County Boundary Review Board meets on Dec. 15.

    By Zoom video conference
  • 11
    Dec 2021
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    December Parenting Class - English Only

    Posted by: Superior Court Clerk

    Supporting Children Through Divorce is a four-hour educational program designed to help parents focus on the needs of their children during and after divorce and separation.

    Washington State University Extension
  • 01
    Dec 2021
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - December 1, 2021

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference