Stage 2 Burn Ban Issued In Yakima County

A stage 2 burn ban is issued in Upper and Lower Yakima County areas this morning.

The Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency says poor ventilation, dispersion, and low level inversion have caused the air to stagnate.

Conditions are expected to continue through Wednesday.

During a stage 2 burn ban:

1) All outdoor burning is prohibited.

2) The use of any fireplace, wood stove or fireplace insert is prohibited unless it is the only means of heating a home.

3) No excessive smoke is allowed from any solid fuel burning device beyond a 20-minute startup.