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 gone away. Much of the county, especially the Valley Zone, has not yet received a significant amount of rain to combat the dry conditions that continue, Plumb said.

“If you do have plans to burn yard waste, keep the pile small and have a means to extinguish the fire readily available,” he said. “And never leave a fire unattended, or burn under windy conditions.”

While Chelan County code calls for any imposed fire hazard designations to expire on Oct. 1, the U.S. Forest Service and Washington Department of Natural Resources will continue to post signage indicating fire danger levels are “high” on federal and state lands in Chelan County. Campfires are allowed in all areas of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest that are normally open to campfires.

Last Updated: 09/30/2021 03:36 PM

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