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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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.

Stage 1 burn ban called for 15 counties in Central and Eastern Washington

The Department of Ecology is issuing a Stage 1 burn ban starting at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, and ending at 10 a.m. Nov. 18. The burn ban includes Adams, Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Stevens, and Walla Walla counties.

Cool, stagnant air conditions are forecast in the region, putting the counties at risk for air pollution to reach unhealthy levels.

Under a Stage 1 ban all outdoor burning and use of uncertified wood-burning devices is prohibited, including fireplaces, wood stoves and inserts 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.