Starting 10 a.m. today, the stage 1 burn ban called for Okanogan County expires. The ban had been in effect since Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.
Residents are encouraged to think twice about resuming outdoor burning or using uncertified wood-burning devices. Smoke can build up, and stagnant air conditions keep it close to the ground.
Keep tabs on the status of burn bans by checking these resources:
- Check local media reports.
- Call Ecology’s daily burn decision hotline (1-800-406-5322 in Washington).
- Check Ecology’s burn bans web page.
- Go online to www.waburnbans.net.