Burn ban archives for: Kittitas County

Stage 1 Burn ban expired at NOON in Kittitas, Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, and Pend Oreille Counties

Stage 1 Burn bans expired NOON today, JAN 17, 2017, for Kittitas, Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, and Pend Oreille counties.

Forecast includes warmer air and stronger winds as a warm front crosses the inland Northwest this midweek. The combined wind and warmer temperatures should provide for better air quality.

For more information about burn bans and best practices for home heating with wood, please visit: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/air/outdoor_woodsmoke/Burn_Ban.htm

Burn ban continues in Kittitas County

UNION GAP – Worsening air quality conditions in North Central Washington are prompting Stage 1 burn bans to be added for Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties, and an existing ban to extend in Kittitas County over the weekend and through the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

The new burn bans will start at 10 a.m. Friday and all will continue through noon on Tuesday, when conditions will be re-evaluated, according to the Washington Department of Ecology. Light winds and strong inversions in the region mean air pollution may reach unhealthy levels.

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 if 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.

Stage 1 burn ban called for Kittitas County

Stage 1 burn ban called for Kittitas County      Burning limited beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday to improve air quality

UNION GAP – A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins at 10 a.m., Wednesday (Jan. 11) in Kittitas County, due to poor air quality in the region. Restrictions on burning will continue through noon Friday, (Jan. 13), when conditions will be reassessed.

The Washington Department of Ecology is calling the ban because cool, stagnant air conditions and light winds are forecast in the region, putting the county at risk for air pollution to reach unhealthy levels. Fine particles from wood smoke can easily get into people’s lungs causing heart and breathing problems.

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 are prohibited unless they are a home’s only adequate source of heat. Cleaner burning 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.

Burn ban expires for Kittitas County

Dec. 19, 2016

Burn ban expires for Kittitas County

A Stage 1 burn ban in Kittitas County expires at 10 a.m. today (Monday, Dec. 19) as scheduled by the Washington Department of Ecology. A light rain is expected later today to help clear smoke out of the valley areas.

Thank you for following the burn ban!