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Stage 1 burn ban called for 15 counties in Central and Eastern Washington

OLYMPIA – The Department of Ecology is issuing a Stage 1 burn ban starting at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, and ending at 10 a.m. Nov. 18. The burn ban includes Adams, Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, KLICKITAT, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Stevens, and Walla Walla counties.

Cool, stagnant air conditions are forecast in the region, putting the counties at risk for air pollution to reach unhealthy levels.

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

Ecology’s burn bans do not apply on tribal reservations, where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has jurisdiction.

Chuck Virts, Chief
Klickitat County Fire District 3
PO Box 151
Husum, WA 98623
509.493.2996

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING 11/17/14

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
The Fire Commissioners of Klickitat County Fire District 3 will hold a special meeting on  November 17th 2014 at 6:30 pm, in the Husum Fire Hall Sta. 31, 200 Husum Street, Husum WA. 98623.
The purpose of the meeting is to approve the budget for 2015.

LAWSUIT DISMISSED. KCFD3 AWARDED COURT COSTS.

LAWSUIT DISMISSED. KCFD3 AWARDED COURT COSTS. The lawsuit filed by the Committee for Fair Taxation From Fire Dist. 3 was dismissed yesterday afternoon. The suit attempted to force the district to return to 2007 levy rates. The District has been awarded court costs that through 18 Sept. totaling approximately $23,000 with more to yet to come.