Yakima Co. Upgrades Burn Ban
A Stage 2 Burn Ban has been declared by the Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency Air Pollution Control Officer for both the Upper and Lower Yakima County areas effective Monday November 17, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. until further notice. This burn ban has been called due to Unhealthy air quality conditions combined with poor ventilation and dispersion.
PM2.5 levels are Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (Orange) in the Upper County area.
PM2.5 levels are Unhealthy for all Groups (Red) Lower County area.
Ventilation category will be poor.
Dispersion category will be poor.
Air quality can change rapidly; please keep watching and we will update the situation as necessary.
Please Note: Restrictions may differ within the exterior boundaries of the Yakama Reservation.
During a Stage 2 Burn Ban:
All Outdoor Burning, including Agricultural burning, is prohibited;
The use of any fireplace, wood stove or fireplace insert is prohibited unless it is the only adequate means of heating a home;
All violations of the burn ban are subject to civil penalty.