Burn ban archives for: Yakima County

For more information on current Burn Bans within this county, contact the Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency, 186 Iron Horse Court, Suite 101, Yakima, WA. 98901:
(509) 834-2050. https://www.yakimacleanair.org/

EPA Declares Outdoor Burn Ban for Yakama Reservation

(Seattle –Wednesday November 28, 2018) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 has called for a burn ban on all outdoor open burning on the Yakama Reservation due to stagnant air conditions and elevated air pollution, until further notice.

The burn ban applies to all outdoor and agricultural burning—including camping and recreational fires—in all areas within external reservation boundaries regardless of ownership or tribal membership. Ceremonial and traditional fires are exempt from the burn ban. For areas outside reservation boundaries, please contact your local clean air agency, fire department, or the Washington State Department of Ecology.

EPA requests that reservation residents reduce all sources of air pollution as much as possible, including driving and idling of vehicles.

Air pollution can harm your health and can have lasting effects. Community cooperation with the ban will help people who are most at risk, including children, the elderly, pregnant women, people with asthma or difficulty breathing, diabetes, heart problems or otherwise compromised health. These sensitive groups should avoid outdoor exercise and minimize exposure to outdoor pollution as much as possible. Under the most severe pollution levels all residents should restrict their activities.

The burn ban is effective immediately. This burn ban may be downgraded or removed depending on air quality and weather conditions. Please check our website for the latest information: https://www.epa.gov/farr

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To check conditions in your area, go to http://www.airnow.gov/ .

For current burn ban status, please visit https://waburnbans.net/, the tribal air quality office, or the EPA at 1-800-424-4372, email to R10_farrhotline@epa.gov.

Find more information online, go to https://www.epa.gov/farr

Burn Ban Upgraded to Stage II- Yakima County

Tuesday November 13, 2018
Burn Restriction Issued
Burn Ban Upgraded to Stage II
Effective Today at 4:00 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 4:00 pm today November 13, 2018, in all of Yakima County* until further notice.

Yakima Regional Clean Air is issuing the Stage II 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

Update Stage 1 Burn Ban Extended- Yakima County

Update
Tuesday November 13, 2018
Burn Restriction Extended
Stage 1 Burn Ban Extended

Due to anticipated continued deteriorating air quality conditions in the Yakima Valley, The Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency has extended the Stage 1 Burn Ban for all of Yakima County*. This Ban will remain in effect until further notice. Condition will be evaluated daily and any updates will be posted on the agency website.

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, Stage 1 Burn Ban 11/07/2018

Wednesday November 7, 2018
Burn Restriction Issued
Burn Ban Stage 1
Effective Today at 11:00 PM

A ban on the use of uncertified wood stoves, inserts and fireplaces begins at 11:00 PM today November 7, 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