Burn ban archives for: Douglas County

Stage 1 burn ban called for Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat and Okanogan counties

 

A Stage 1 burn ban for Klickitat, Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties has been issued for 4 p.m. today, (Dec. 1, 2014) by the Washington Department of Ecology. The ban will remain in place until further notice. Air is expected to remain cold and stagnant over the next few days.

All outdoor burning – including residential, agricultural and forest burning – is prohibited.

Under a Stage 1 ban the use of uncertified wood-burning devices – including fireplaces, wood stoves and inserts – is prohibited unless they are a home’s only adequate source of heat.

Certified wood-burning devices and pellet stoves are allowed. Ecology recommends burning hot fires using only clean, dry wood.

By limiting burning and following restrictions when burn bans are called, residents can help improve air quality sooner.

Ecology’s burn bans do not apply on tribal reservations, where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has jurisdiction

 

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Burn ban extended for three and expires for 12 counties in Central and Eastern Washington

The Washington Department of Ecology is extending a Stage 1 burn ban in Franklin, Okanogan and Walla Walla counties to 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 20. The burn ban will expire for Adams, Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Pend Oreille, and Stevens counties at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18 as scheduled.

Continued stagnant air conditions are forecast for Franklin, Okanogan and Walla Walla counties, putting them at risk for air pollution to reach unhealthy levels.

Under a Stage 1 ban all outdoor burning and use of uncertified wood stoves, inserts, fireplaces, other wood-burning devices are prohibited unless they are a home’s only adequate source of heat. Prohibited outdoor burning includes residential, agricultural and forest burning. Certified wood-burning devices and pellet stoves are allowed.

Ecology’s burn bans do not apply on tribal reservations, where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has jurisdiction.