Yakima County Burn Ban Upgraded to Stage 2

For immediate release;

Wednesday February 15, 2017

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 February 15, 2017, in all of Yakima County* until further notice.

Yakima Regional Clean Air is issuing the Stage 2 burn ban due to weather conditions that are contributing to a build-up of air pollutants.

Monitors are indicating unhealthy air quality conditions 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