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Thursday, June 26, 2014

6/25/2014 Burn Ban in Parts of Kittitas County


June 24, 2014

An extreme fire hazard currently exists in various parts of Kittitas County due to high temperatures, lowering relative humidity and low fuel moisture content of 10, 100 and 1,000 hr fuels.

As of Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm, a burn ban is in effect in the following areas of Kittitas County:

Fire District 1, Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue, Fire District 6, Fire District 7 and the City of Kittitas.

All burning, including recreational fires and briquette barbeques are prohibited in the above listed Fire Districts, with the following exceptions:

·        Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue allows small cook fires no greater than 2’ x 3’ in diameter, with prior approval of the Fire Chief.  Agricultural burning permits issued by Department of Ecology are still allowed when approved by the Fire Chief. 
·        The burn ban does not include Fire District 4 (Vantage area), Fire District 3 (Easton), Fire District 8 (Kachess) or Snoqualmie Pass Fire and Rescue. 

Agricultural burning approved and permitted through the Department of Ecology is allowed with prior approval of the local fire district.

The City of Kittitas has requested that the County include their jurisdiction within the burn ban.

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