Category Archives: Burn Bans

Yakima County, Burn Ban Removed

Wednesday January 10, 2018
Burn Restriction Removed
No Burn Ban
Effective Today at 2:30 PM

The Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency has removed the current burn ban due to improved weather conditions in all of Yakima County*.

* Please Note: Restrictions may differ within the exterior boundaries of the Yakama Reservation

Thank you for your cooperation.

Mark Edler
Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency
509-834-2050 ext. 110
mark@yrcaa.org

Yakima County, Burn Ban Downgraded to Stage 1

Tuesday January 9, 2018
Burn Restriction Issued
Burn Ban Downgraded to Stage 1
Effective Today at 4:00 PM

A ban on the use of uncertified wood stoves, inserts and fireplaces begins at 4:00 pm today January 9, 2018, in all of Yakima County* until further notice.

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 is due to the buildup of air pollution and stagnant weather conditions. This burn ban may be upgraded or removed depending on air quality and weather conditions; please check our website for the latest information, www.yakimacleanair.org

* Please Note: Restrictions may differ within the exterior boundaries of the Yakama Reservation

Thank you for your cooperation.

Mark Edler
Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency
509-834-2050 ext. 110
mark@yrcaa.org

Yakima County, Burn Ban Upgraded to Stage 2

Friday January 5, 2018
Burn Restriction Issued
Burn Ban Upgraded to Stage 2
Effective Today at 12:00 PM

A ban on the use of any wood burning stove, fireplace, fireplace insert or pellet stove is prohibited unless it is the only adequate means of heating a home. All outdoor burning is also prohibited. The restriction begins at 12:00 pm today January 5, 2017, in all of Yakima County* until further notice.

Yakima Regional Clean Air is issuing the Stage 2 burn ban due to forecasted weather conditions that will be contributing to a build-up of air pollutants. YRCAA urges everyone not to burn unless it is the only adequate heat source of heat.

Under a Stage 2 burn ban:

• The use of any wood burning stove, fireplace, fireplace inserts, pellet stove and other solid fuel burning devices is prohibited. Unless the devise is the only source of adequate heat within the home or business.
• All outdoor burning is prohibited throughout Yakima County*.
• All violations of the burn ban are subject to civil penalty.

This burn ban may be downgraded or removed depending on air quality and weather conditions. Please check our website for the latest information, www.yakimacleanair.org

* Please Note: Restrictions may differ within the exterior boundaries of the Yakama Reservation

Thank you for your cooperation.

Mark Edler
Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency
509-834-2050 ext. 110
mark@yrcaa.org

Stage 1 Burn Ban Yakima County

For immediate release;

Thursday January 4, 2018
Burn Restriction Issued
Stage 1- Burn Ban
Effective Today at 12:00 PM

A ban on the use of uncertified wood stoves, inserts and fireplaces begins at 12:00 pm today January 4, 2018 in all of Yakima County* until further notice.

The Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency is issuing this Stage 1 burn ban due to weather conditions that are contributing to a build-up of air pollutants.

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 is due to the buildup of air pollution and stagnant weather conditions. This burn ban may be upgraded or removed depending on air quality and weather conditions; please check our website for the latest information, www.yakimacleanair.org

* Please Note: Restrictions may differ within the exterior boundaries of the Yakama Reservation

Thank you for your cooperation.

Mark Edler
Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency
509-834-2050 ext. 110
mark@yrcaa.org