Yakima County under Stage 1 burn ban


    YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - Yakima County is now under a Stage 1 burn ban until further notice due to weather conditions.

    The Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency announced the ban on Thursday.

    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 agency says that the burn ban may be upgraded or removed depending on air quality and weather conditions.

    For the latest information you can go to www.yakimacleanair.org

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