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KITTITAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> RESOLUTION 2021- <br /> A RESOLUTION DECLARING A BAN ON OUTDOOR BURNING <br /> AND FIREWORK IGNITION OR DISCHARGE <br /> WHEREAS, the Department of Natural Resources has elevated the fire danger to "high" on <br /> DNR protected lands outside of a fire district and has implemented a burn ban to include rule and <br /> permit burning. <br /> WHEREAS, Kittitas County is currently experiencing dry conditions, high energy release <br /> components for fuel models, and low 1,000-hr fuel moisture contents; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Kittitas County Fire Marshal has alerted the citizens of Kittitas County to the <br /> extent that the dry conditions are creating a dangerous fire hazard; and <br /> WHEREAS, different fire danger levels exist within the fire districts due to topography and <br /> vegetation; and <br /> WHEREAS, Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue, Fire Protection District 1 (Thorp), Fire Protection <br /> District 3 (Easton), Fire Protection District 6 (Ronald), and Fire Protection District 7 (Cle Elum <br /> Area), and all areas outside of a fire protection district, require a full burn ban to include <br /> recreational fires, solid fuel burning appliances, and BBQ briquettes; and <br /> WHEREAS, Fire Protection District 4 (Vantage) requires a burn ban which prohibits all burning <br /> other than recreational campfires in campsites less than 2' x 3% and <br /> WHEREAS,KCC 9.30.035 authorizes the Fire Marshal to prohibit the ignition or discharge of <br /> fireworks when a burn ban has been established; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Kittitas County Fire Marshal has determined that it is in the best interest of the <br /> County to implement the burn ban and firework ban; and <br /> NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Kittitas County Board of Commissioners, <br /> in the interest of the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Kittitas County, and in <br /> response to the continued threat of fire, declare an immediate burn ban and firework ban until <br /> further notice: <br /> THE OPEN BURNING BAN shall include, but not be limited to: Burning wood, brush, weeds <br /> and other ground cover, or the open burning of any material or fuel for any purpose that creates a <br /> fire hazard; or, for Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue, Fire Districts 1, 3, 6, and 7,wood, coal, or <br /> charcoal briquette campfires or cook fire. <br /> THE FIREWORK BAN shall prohibit the ignition or discharge of all fireworks for the duration <br /> of the burn ban. <br />