Stagnant Weather Conditions Lead to Burn Ban
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.