PRESS RELEASE FROM THE U.S. DEPT. of ECOLOGY: UNION GAP – A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties due to poor air quality in the region. Restrictions on burning will continue until further notice. The […]
USFS, DNR also relax campfire restrictions The Okanogan County commissioners have lifted the countywide burn ban because of moderate temperatures and recent rains. The ban was lifted on Sept. 17. District fire chiefs recommended lifting the ban. The U.S. Forest Service and the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have also relaxed their fire restrictions, […]
Stage 1 burn ban expires Nov. 14 UNION GAP — Weather conditions have improved, allowing the Washington Department of Ecology to lift a Stage 1 burn ban for Okanogan County at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. The burn ban started Nov. 9 due to stagnant air over North Central Washington, putting communities in the region […]
Finding that the county “is experiencing weather conditions that are contributing to unusual fire conditions,” the Okanogan County commissioners have signed their annual resolution banning all outdoor burning. The current conditions increase the potential for large, catastrophic fires, according to the resolution …
Improved weather conditions prompted the Washington Department of Ecology to lift the Stage 1 burn ban for Methow Valley communities of Pateros, Methow, Carlton, Twisp, Winthrop and Mazama. The ban that was set to expire at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 19 has been lifted, effective immediately. Up-to-date burn ban information is available at www.waburnbans.net.
Press release from the Department of Ecology: SPOKANE — The Stage 1 burn ban in Okanogan County has been extended through 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, for the communities of Pateros, Methow, Carlton, Twisp, Winthrop and Mazama. The Washington Department of Ecology is extending the burn ban because air quality is not expected to improve in the […]
With cooler and damper weather in the county and across the state, bans on burning in Okanogan County have been lifted. The Okanogan County commissioners lifted the burn ban as of Monday (Oct. 16). The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and U.S. Forest Service had already lifted their bans on campfires in approved fire […]
A week of cooler weather and cloud cover prompted land managers to relax some restrictions on campfires and firewood cutting last week. But campfires are still banned in the national forest because conditions are still too dry, said Methow Valley District Ranger Mike Liu.
Washington state DNR press release: Statewide ban expands upon local restrictions OLYMPIA – With multiple fires burning on the landscape and communities suffering from dense layers of smoke, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has expanded its burn ban to cover the entire state. “Wildfire and smoke are affecting every community around the […]
Campfires and charcoal grills are prohibited everywhere in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, including in developed campgrounds, dispersed campsites and wilderness areas, as of Friday (Aug. 4). Worsening fire conditions and continued hot and dry weather prompted fire officers to impose the complete ban.