Due to improving Air Quality the Stage 2 Burn Ban has been Downgraded to Stage 1 by the YRCAA Air Pollution Control Officer for both the Upper and Lower Yakima County areas effective Monday January 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. until further notice. Air quality can change rapidly; please keep watching and we will update the situation as necessary.
During a Stage 1 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 a certified heating device or the only source of heat; and All violations of the burn ban are subject to civil penalty.
Further information can be found at Yakima Regional Clean Air Authority.