A Stage 1 burn ban has been called by the Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency’s Air Pollution Control Officer due to wildfire smoke that continues to inundate the Yakima Valley. The burn ban applies to all outdoor and agricultural burning in Yakima County* until further notice.

Under a Stage 1 burn ban:

All outdoor burning is prohibited throughout Yakima County*.

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

This temporary restriction is due to the buildup of air pollution and current weather conditions.

This burn ban will be reevaluated on Monday August 13, 2018; please check the Yakima Regional Clean Air agency website for the latest information.