Tuesday November 13, 2018
Burn Restriction Issued
Burn Ban Upgraded to Stage II
Effective Today at 4:00 PM

A ban on the use of any wood burning stove, fireplace, fireplace insert or pellet stove is prohibited unless it is the only adequate means of heating a home. All outdoor burning is also prohibited. The restriction begins at 4:00 pm today November 13, 2018, in all of Yakima County* until further notice.

Yakima Regional Clean Air is issuing the Stage II burn ban due to forecasted weather conditions that will be contributing to a build-up of air pollutants. YRCAA urges everyone not to burn unless it is the only adequate heat source of heat.

Under a Stage 2 burn ban:

* The use of any wood burning stove, fireplace, fireplace inserts, pellet stove and other solid fuel burning devices is prohibited. Unless the devise is the only source of adequate heat within the home or business.

* All outdoor burning is prohibited throughout Yakima County*.

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

This burn ban may be downgraded or removed depending on air quality and weather conditions. Please check our website for the latest information, www.yakimacleanair.org

* Please Note:  Restrictions may differ within the exterior boundaries of the Yakama Reservation

Thank you for your cooperation.

Mark Edler
Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency