Burn ban archives for: Douglas County

Burn ban lifted for Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties

Stage 1 burn bans in Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties expire 10 a.m., Wednesday 6 January, according to the Washington Department of Ecology.

Burn bans remain in effect for Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, and Okanogan counties until further notice.

Burn ban extended in seven eastern Washington counties

The Stage 1 burn ban in Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Kittitas, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, and Stevens counties is being extended to 10 a.m. Thursday because stagnant air conditions could cause unhealthy air pollution.

The Washington Department of Ecology has lifted the burn ban in Asotin and Walla Walla counties because air conditions have improved.

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 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 800-424-4372 for tribal burn ban information or visit EPA’s Washington Burn Ban page on their website.

Stage 1 burn ban called for Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Asotin and Walla Walla counties

Stage 1 burn bans in Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Asotin and Walla Walla counties begin at 4 p.m. today (Tuesday, Dec. 29).

The Washington Department of Ecology is calling the burn bans because air pollution could reach unhealthy levels with stagnant air conditions forecasted in the region.

The burn bans are expected to continue through 10 a.m. Monday (Jan. 4, 2016) when they could be called off or extended.

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 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 800-424-4372 for tribal burn ban information or visit EPA’s Washington Burn Ban page on their website.

 

Eastern Washington burn bans expire Tuesday, Dec 1, 10 am

Union Gap – Stage 1 burn bans will expire at 10 a.m. Tuesday Dec. 1, in Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties.

The Washington Department of Ecology called the burn bans last Friday because stagnant air conditions put counties at risk for air pollution to reach unhealthy levels. Conditions have improved enough to cancel the burn bans.

Current burn ban information is available at www.waburnbans.net.