Yakima County burn ban in effect

Yakima County burn ban in effect

The Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency has issued a Stage 1 burn ban due to weather conditions that will be contributing to a build-up of air pollutants.

A ban on the use of uncertified wood stoves, inserts and fireplaces began at 10:00 a.m. Friday in all of Yakima County until further notice.

Under a Stage 1 burn ban:

· The use of uncertified wood stoves, fireplaces, inserts and other uncertified solid fuel burning devices is prohibited.

· The use of certified wood stoves, pellet stoves and other certified wood-burning devices is allowed.

· All outdoor burning is prohibited throughout Yakima County.

· All violations of the burn ban are subject to civil penalty.

The temporary restriction is due to the buildup of air pollution and stagnant weather conditions. This burn ban may be upgraded or removed depending on air quality and weather conditions. Check www.yakimacleanair.org for the latest updates.

Restrictions may differ within the exterior boundaries of the Yakama Reservation.