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THANK YOU FROM YOUR FIRE CHIEF:

 On behalf of Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue, I want to thank the community for approving our fire levy lid lift. This funding is critical to maintaining emergency service levels for the people we serve.

 

 Your vote returned the fire levy to $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value, the same rate voters approved in 2007. By law, the fire levy cannot go above $1.50/$1,000.

 

 We look forward to reporting back to our community about how these tax dollars are spent to save lives and property. In the meantime, thank you again for supporting Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue. We are truly grateful.

 

 Chief John Sinclair

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UNION GAP – A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins 10 a.m. Saturday in Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat and Okanogan Counties due to poor air quality in the region. Restrictions on burning will continue until further notice.

 

The Washington Department of Ecology is calling the ban because stagnant conditions are predicted to return in these counties after a brief break, putting the communities at risk for unhealthy levels of air pollution. In the first half of this week monitors showed elevated levels of air pollutants. Fine particles from wood smoke can easily get into people’s lungs causing heart and breathing problems.

 

Under a Stage 1 ban, all outdoor burning is prohibited including residential, agricultural and forest burning. Use of uncertified wood stoves, fireplaces, inserts, and other uncertified wood-burning devices are prohibited unless they are a home’s only adequate source of heat. Cleaner burning certified wood stoves, pellet stoves and other certified wood-burning devices are allowed.

 

Call 866-211-6284 if you think someone is illegally burning or you are impacted by smoke.

 

Up-to-date burn ban information is available at www.waburnbans.net.

 

Ecology’s burn bans do not apply on tribal reservations, where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has jurisdiction. Call 800-424-4372 for tribal burn ban information or visit EPA’s Washington Burn Ban page on their website.


KVFR's Public Records Officer:
Shannon Hill
400 East Mtn. View Ellensburg, WA 98926

Business Hours
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Tel: (509) 933-7231

Public Records Request Form

ALERTS

A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins 10 a.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018,  in Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat and Okanogan Counties due to poor air quality in the region. Restrictions on burning will continue until further notice.