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To volunteer with KVFR give us a call at: (509) 933-7231
Welcome to the Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue (KVFR) website. We appreciate the opportunity to serve Kittitas Valley community and welcome questions and input.

Open Burning

Burning that is permitted through KVFR (inside the City of Ellensburg and the Urban Growth Area.

Recreational Fires:

·        Barbecues. Burn only briquettes, propane, or dry, seasoned firewood.

·        Campfires. (size limit 3 x 3 x 2 feet). Burn only dry seasoned firewood.

·        You will need a permit from Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue; they are free and good for 3 months.

What’s illegal to burn: You can be fined up to $10,000 per day for illegal burning:

Burning any type of garbage or construction debris is not allowed. This includes:

·        Paper, cardboard, and junk mail

·        Construction debris, lumber, and treated wood

·        Rubber

·        Metal

·        Plastics and petroleum products

·        Dead animals

·        Asphalt

·        Any substance that emits toxins or bad odors when burned

·        Using bun barrels is illegal

 Burning that is permitted through KVFR outside the City of Ellensburg and the Urban Growth Area. A permit is obtained by calling 933-7233, listening to the message and leaving your name, phone number and location (address) of the burn. The message will be amended if there are any restrictions to burning.

You Must:

·        Burn only natural unprocessed vegetation.

·        In a pile  no larger than 4x4x3 feet.

·         Along fence lines and irrigation ditches.

·        Field burns less than 1 acre individually or cumulatively.

·        Keep the fire 50 feet away from any structure.

·        Attend the fire at all times.

·        Have a source to extinguish the fire nearby.

·        Ensure your smoke does not affect your neighbors.

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


Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners has set a public hearing to hear public testimony regarding the 2017 Performance Response Benchmarks.

Public Hearing Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 10:00am

Public Hearing Location: Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue Headquarters, 400 E. Mt. View, Ellensburg

For More Information: Contact Shannon Hill, District Secretary 509/933-7231 or