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Respect county fireworks ban this July 4th

Respect county fireworks ban this July 4th

The Chelan County fire marshal reminds the public that fireworks are banned throughout the county. We ask that you skip those backyard fireworks and take in one of the professional displays in Wenatchee, Chelan or Manson.

Posted: June 29, 2022

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Chelan County Fire Hazard Designation

Chelan County Fire Hazard Designation

Both the Valley and Chelan Mountain zones are under a moderate fire hazard level.

Posted: June 22, 2022

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May 10 hearing calls for comments on proposed Wildland-Urban Interface Code

May 10 hearing calls for comments on proposed Wildland-Urban Interface Code

Chelan County commissioners will hold a public hearing at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, to take comments on the proposed Wildland-Urban Interface Code.

Posted: May 05, 2022

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International leader in wildland fire science to visit area

International leader in wildland fire science to visit area

An internationally recognized leader in wildland fire and fire science will visit the Fish Lake area in early May to conduct a field study that aims to better determine the origin point of wildland fires.

Posted: May 03, 2022

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May 3 hearing to discuss changes in activity restrictions during wildfire season

May 3 hearing to discuss changes in activity restrictions during wildfire season

UPDATE: The public hearing originally held on May 3 has been continued to May 31 to give people time to submit written comments on the proposed amendments to the Fire Hazard Levels of the County Code.

Posted: April 26, 2022

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Plan on burning yard waste this spring? It's still dry out there

Plan on burning yard waste this spring? It's still dry out there

If you are planning to burn natural debris on your property, remember that last year’s grass is very flammable right now. The Chelan County Fire Marshal's Office asks that you keep some important outdoor burning guidelines in mind.

Posted: March 28, 2022

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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 Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 07
    Sep 2022
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - September 7, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
  • 24
    Aug 2022
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Planning Commission - August 24, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street
  • 17
    Aug 2022
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - August 17, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
  • 16
    Aug 2022
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Public Meeting: Public Canvassing Board Meetings

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    The Canvassing Board of Chelan County, pursuant to RCW 29A.60.160, will hold public meetings at the dates and times listed below. The meetings of the Canvassing Board are open, public meetings under the applicable provisions of chapter 42.30 RCW, and each meeting shall be continued until the activity for which the meeting is held has been completed.

    Chelan County Auditor’s Office
  • 16
    Aug 2022
    01:30 PM - 02:00 PM

    Public Meeting: Certify Election

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    The Canvassing Board of Chelan County, pursuant to RCW 29A.60.160, will hold public meetings at the dates and times listed below. The meetings of the Canvassing Board are open, public meetings under the applicable provisions of chapter 42.30 RCW, and each meeting shall be continued until the activity for which the meeting is held has been completed.

    Chelan County Auditor’s Office