Fire Danger - Extreme

Due to the Extreme Fire Danger Level within the boundaries of Chelan County Fire District #3, including the City of Leavenworth, the Fire Chief has ordered all open burning be closed. No outdoor burning shall be allowed except for commercially made barbecue devices at residences and stoves or fireplaces completely contained within a home. Please see Chelan County Resolution 2017-70.

If you have any questions regarding this closure please contact Chelan County Fire District #3 at (509) 548-7711.

Kelly O’Brien, Fire Chief


For complete information on outdoor burning please refer to the Burning Restrictions page.

Additional Details:

CURRENT Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) LEVEL: August 8, 2017

Zone: 680-- Merry Canyon North

Level 2. Partial Hootowl – The following may operate only between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. local time:

  • Power saws except at loading sites
  • Cable yarding
  • Blasting
  • Welding or cutting of metal

Zone: 675 South of Merry Canyon, Icicle Canyon, East Leavenworth, North Road.

Level 3. Partial Shutdown – The following are prohibited except as indicated:

  • Cable yarding – except that gravity operated logging systems employing nonmotorized carriages or approved motorized carriages may operate between 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. when all block and moving lines, except for the line between the carriage and the chokers, are suspended ten feet above the ground
  • Power saws – except power saws may be used at loading sites and on tractor/skidder operations between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. local time.
  • In addition, the following are permitted to operate between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. local time
    • Tractor, skidder, feller-buncher, forwarder, or shovel logging operations where tractors, skidders, or other equipment with a blade capable of constructing fireline, are immediately available to quickly reach and effectively attack a fire start
    • Mechanized loading and hauling of any product or material
    • Blasting Welding or cutting of metal.

For further information please contact Central Washington Interagency Communication Center (CWICC) at (509) 884-3473.