20131125_160927June 29, 2015
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Campfire Restrictions Record hot, dry and windy weather has increased the potential for wildfires in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.  There are campfire restrictions for the Cle Elum, Chelan, Entiat, Methow Valley, Tonasket, Naches and Wenatchee River Ranger Districts (Lake Wenatchee/Leavenworth) in Chelan, Kittitas, Okanogan, and Yakima Counties A campfire restriction means that wood and charcoal fires are allowed only in designated campgrounds with fire rings, some classified Wilderness areas and specially designated sites.  Pressurized liquid gas stoves are still allowed, however Briquette fires are not allowed in the restricted area. Additional restrictions are in effect on the Naches Ranger District. At this time, campfire restrictions do not include developed campgrounds on national forest within Chelan County.  State lands including parks and campgrounds are under different restrictions.  Please note: NO FIREWORKS are allowed in the national forest.

Industrial Fire Precaution Level As of 6/29/15— Zone 675 is Level III: Partial Shutdown – prohibits some activities altogether and limits other activities to between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. Zone 680 Level II: Partial Hootowl – limits certain activities to between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m.

Fire Danger Rating Levels Very High

NOTE:  For fire restrictions on the Wenatchee River Ranger District, please call 509.548.2550 or go to:  www.fs.usda.gov/okawen

Fire danger and precaution levels are changing quickly, please check with Chelan County Fire District #9 or #3 for conditions on private/County lands in the Lake Wenatchee or Leavenworth area.

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