Air pollution and stagnant weather conditions have lead to a stage 1 burn ban in Yakima County.
That means the use of uncertified wood stoves, fireplaces and inserts isn't allowed until weather conditions change.

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.

This temporary restriction until weather conditions change.