The Chelan County Board of Commissioners has enacted a resolution restricting outdoor burning which is effective county-wide and enforceable June 1, 2015. The following area activity restrictions are quoted from that resolution:
No open flame devices
No motor vehicles off the roadway
No outdoor fires except recreational campfires burning in a campfire area installed in accordance with the Chelan County Fire Advisory Board guidelines. “Campfire Area” is an outdoor fire burning area for recreational fires where natural materials other than rubber can be burned. The campfire area must have all combustible material removed down to mineral soil and shall have a containment area of either rock, metal, concrete or other non-combustible material and shall not be more than 36 inches in diameter. All combustible material one and one-half feet surrounding the campfire area shall be removed. Fuel for the campfire shall not extend above the edge of the campfire containment area.
Portable fireplaces/pits/chimeneas are approved providing they are placed on non-combustible material is removed to mineral soil with all non-combustible material one and one half feet around the portable fireplace/pit/chimenea removed. Only natural wood materials shall be burned shall be burned in the portable fireplace/pit/chimenea and the fuel shall not extend outside the portable fireplace/pit/chimenea.