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Okanogan County Fire District 6 (OCFD6) is a professional organization of volunteer and career firefighters that provides fire, rescue, and emergency response services throughout the Methow Valley in Washington State.

 
 
Breaking News
June Board Meeting of Fire District #6
Okanogan County Fire District #6 will be conducting its April board meeting on June 14th, 2021 at 7:00pm. The public is welcome to attend the meeting through Zoom. To join the meeting, you can click on this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83336261078?pwd=Q0luYTNZRzRSQ0Jic3FjNFlLbW4wdz09

Or you can access the meeting through Zoom with the Meeting ID: 833 3626 1078 and Passcode: 669457. If you only have access with a phone you can call: 1 253 215 8782 and use the same Meeting ID and Passcode to listen to the meeting. You can start gaining access to the meeting at 6:55pm and the meeting will start at 7:00pm. We will be ending the meeting once the meeting is adjourned.
 
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Burn Bans For Fire District #6


Within Okanogan County there are four entities that regulate outdoor burning.  The Washington State Department of Ecology, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, the Okanogan County Commissioners, and the municipalities. 
                The Washington State Department of Ecology is the agency that regulates air quality burn bans.  They have jurisdiction over all property in the state.  Their website is www.ecology.wa.gov .  It includes a lot of valuable information concerning topics such as outdoor burning and its alternatives. 
                The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) regulates fire safety burn bans.  The DNR has jurisdiction over state owned, as well as most privately owned unincorporated property in OCFD6.  To find out if the DNR’s regulations apply to your property, check your tax assessment for your property. If you are assessed a DNR Fire Control Tax, then your private property is subject to DNR restrictions.  To learn more about the DNR and their regulations go to www.dnr.wa.gov/OutdoorBurning .
                The Okanogan County Commissioners, with input from the Okanogan County Fire Chief Association, impose an annual fire safety burn ban because of hazardous burning conditions.  This is the burn ban that Fire District #6 posts on our website and on signs located Carlton, Twisp, Winthrop, and Mazama.  Fire District #6 and the DNR have joint jurisdiction over most of the unincorporated property within our District.  This means that both sets of restrictions apply.  You can check to see if the County burn ban is in effect at www.okanogancountyfd6.com  along with checking the sign boards in the towns of Winthrop and Twisp and at the Mazama and Carlton Fire Stations.  We will also post it on Facebook. 
                Municipalities have the discretion to impose their own restrictions on outdoor burning.  The town of Twisp can be contacted at either 997-4081 or www.townoftwisp.com .   The town of Winthrop can be contacted at either 996-2320 or www.townofwinthrop.com .
                If you wish to burn outdoors, please take the time to learn which rules and regulations apply to you and the location of your burn.   

   





 
 




 

 

 

New District Station
Information about the new District 6 station.

 

   County Burn Ban
Okanogan County Burn Ban
       is NOT in EFFECT

       for Fire District #6

Property in Fire District #6 will need to check with the DNR for their burn restrictions before burning

 

 

 

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