Burn ban declared

— A Stage 1 burn ban has been called by the Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency’s Air Pollution Control Officer due to wildfire smoke that continues to inundate the Yakima Valley.

The burn ban applies to all outdoor and agricultural burning in Yakima County until further notice.

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 current weather conditions, the Clean Air Agency’s Mark Edler said.

This burn ban may be upgraded or removed depending on air quality and weather conditions.

Restrictions may differ within the exterior boundaries of the Yakama Reservation, Edler said.


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