Okanogan County burn restrictions now in effect

OKANOGAN CONUTY  -Burn ban restrictions started   June 15, 12:01 a.m. (midnight) and will run through October 15 at 12:01 a.m. (midnight)

 * NO field/pile/rubbish/rule/slash/yard vegetation or non-emergent agricultural burning on private lands within Okanogan County.

• Recreational Fires ALLOWED (see definition below)

    • When Extreme fire conditions become present a County-Wide Burn Ban will be implemented prohibiting ALL outdoor burning including recreational fires.

Recreational Fire Definition:

Recreational fires must be contained in a concrete, rock, or steel ring (made from non-combustible material), no larger than 3 feet in diameter and no less than 8 inches in height.  The fire (flames) shall be no higher than 2 feet and not conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible materialRecreational fires shall be attended to at all times.  

This resolution does not apply to areas within city limits, silvicultural burning on lands, regulated solely by DNR’s outdoor burning rules and regulations, fire in DNR recreation sites and campgrounds, or on U.S. Forest Service protected lands and within the Colville Reservation.  The DNR, U.S. Forest Service and Colville Tribes may have similar burn restrictions/ban in effect.  Some private parcels may also have DNR restrictions if it includes a DNR Fire Tax Assessment.  This can be found on County Tax Statements.


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