Water Shut-Off Policy
Snow Plow Policy
No Smoking Policy
CCFD#4 Open Burning Policy
Definition: Open burning is defined
as a managed slash pile fire that is a product of silvacultural
thinning procedures that is larger than permitted campfires.
Due to the Districts high structural density and one primary
means of egress, open burning is not encouraged and will only
be permitted for special situations. Property owners are encouraged
to bring their slash to the spring burn pile for disposal. Large
quantities can be billed. Small quantities are free. Chelan County
Fire District #4 is the legal administering agency for all outdoor
burning within its boundaries.
- The opening and closure of the open burn season is determined
by the Fire District. County or Statewide closures will supersede
Fire District seasons.
- Determined primarily by the areas fuel moisture levels as
determined by the Fire Chief or his / her designee. Generally
Open Burning is curtailed on or about June 1st and opens again
approximately October 31st.
- All procedures, rules and policies currently in place by the
DNR and the EPA will be adhered to by the permitee in addition
to Fire District rules as listed herein.
- Permits are required by the Fire Department for all slash
- Maximum size for any open burn in the Fire District is 10’
x 10’ x 10’
- The Fire District Chief must be notified of the intent to
have an open burn and will conduct a site inspection for the
purpose of determining a safe location for the burn.
- Avoid piling slash close to structures or surrounding forest.
- On the proposed day of the burn a verbal approval must be
obtained from the Chief or his designee.
- Adverse weather conditions may require the postponement of
- One pile will be burnt at a time.
- If smoke becomes a nuisance to any neighbor the burn activities
must be suspended.
- Burn piles will be manned at all times unless snow is on the
ground, then only daily checks are required.
- Charged hose lines will be in place prior to ignition. Exception
to this is, on larger projects hose lines may be replaced by
a manned Dozers with a blade.
- Only property owners or their designees may conduct open burns
on their property.
- Authorization will only be given for open burns that are located
at least twenty feet from structures.
Non compliance with the above conditions will constitute an illegal
open burn situation and the County Sheriff will be summoned to
administer appropriate fines. If the Fire District is requested
to respond, the violator will be charged .