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[7/2/19] Chelan County moves to adopt the Community Wildfire Protection Plan

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Areas prone to wildfire have become more popular for homeowners for their privacy, natural beauty, recreational opportunities and affordable living. Developers and communities are meeting the need by building neighborhoods inside these areas. As a result, rural fire districts are more often having to fight fire and protect homes and property within these wildland urban […]

[6/21/19] Burn Restrictions

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The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with partnering agencies has placed burn restrictions on some DNR-protected lands in Central Washington. Effective Immediately In the Okanogan County Valley Fire Danger Rating Area, all campfires, including those in campgrounds are now prohibited. Fire danger will increase from moderate to high in the Chelan […]

[6/14/19] Expanded Burn Restrictions

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The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with partnering agencies, has implemented the following changes in burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands. Effective immediately: Fire Danger will increase from moderate to high in the Methow Fire Danger Rating Area. It was raised from low to moderate on May 10th. Written burn permits burning […]

[4/29/19] Fire Training

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More than 500 firefighters will receive training in basic and advanced wildland firefighting skills next month at the Central Washington Interagency Fire Training Academy in Yakima. This academy is part of a larger coordinated effort that gives agencies responsible for responding to Washington’s wildfires the opportunity to train together before fighting fire together. The Fire […]

[10/31/17] Sno-Park Permits Will Go On Sale Beginning Wednesday, November 1st

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Sno-Park permits allow visitors to park in specially designated parking lots with access to areas for cross country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snow shoeing and tubing throughout the state.

[7/4/16] 5-Acre Fire Near Winthrop Believed To Be Caused By Fireworks

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WINTHROP—USFS and DNR crews responded to a fire call late Saturday about 7 miles north of Winthrop along the Chewuch River at Boulder Creek. With the help of helicopters with buckets and two small air tankers, firefighters were able to contain the fire to about 5 acres. The cause of the fire is under investigation, […]