Burn ban archives for: Douglas County

Stage 1 ban continues in Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Okanogan

The Stage 1 burn ban in Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Okanogan counties has been extended until Tuesday because air quality has not improved much, according to the Washington Department of Ecology.

Forecasters predict some short-lived improvements in air quality in eastern Washington on Saturday, but stagnant conditions are expected again on Sunday and Monday. Warmer temperatures and occasional precipitation might help somewhat, but not enough.

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

Call 1-866-211-6284 if you think someone is illegally burning or you are impacted by smoke.

Up-to-date burn ban information is available at www.waburnbans.net.

Ecology’s burn bans do not apply on tribal reservations, where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has jurisdiction. Call 1-800-424-4372 for tribal burn ban information or visit the EPA’s Washington Burn Ban page on its website.

To keep tabs on burn bans, go online to www.waburnbans.net

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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