A stage two burn ban is in effect for Yakima County. That means you can't use wood stoves, fireplaces, or inserts unless its your only source of heat.
The Yakima Clean Air Agency first called a stage one ban on Wednesday morning then Wednesday afternoon the stage two ban was put in place.
The agency says air pollutants are trapped in the valley as a result of the weather. The stage two burn ban was called on Wednesday afternoon.