For immediate release;
Monday December 4, 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 December 4, 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.Â Â
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.orgÂ
* Please Note: Restrictions may differ within the exterior boundaries of the Yakama Reservation
Thank you for your cooperation.
Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency
509-834-2050 ext. 110