⦁ A Stage 2 Burn Ban has been declared by the YRCAA Air Pollution Control Officer for both the Upper and Lower Yakima County areas effective Thursday January 26, 2017 at 4:30pm. Conditions will be reevaluated on Monday, January 30th at 9:30am. This burn ban has been called due to deteriorating air quality conditions.
⦁ Ventilation category will be poor.
⦁ Dispersion category will be poor.
⦁ A strong surface inversion will persist through at least Tuesday Jan.17th
During a Stage 2 Burn Ban:
1. All Outdoor Burning, including Agricultural burning, is prohibited;
2. The use of any fireplace, wood stove or fireplace insert is prohibited unless it is the only adequate means of heating a home;
3. All violations of the burn ban are subject to civil penalty.
Further information can be found at Yakima Regional Clean Air Authority.