Monday, December 16, 2013

Air Time: Stage 1 burn ban extended for Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties

Stage 1 burn ban in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties will continue, through Wednesday Dec. 18th. Air quality remains impaired, with strong winds aloft not mixing down to the valleys.

All outdoor burning – including residential, agricultural and forest burning – is prohibited.

Under a Stage 1 ban the use of uncertified wood-burning devices – including fireplaces, wood stoves and inserts – is prohibited unless they are a home’s only adequate source of heat.

For burn ban updates, check online at

By limiting burning and following restrictions when burn bans are called, residents can help improve air quality sooner.

Ecology’s burn bans do not apply on tribal reservations, where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has jurisdiction

See a list of certified wood stoves and other information:

Tips on getting the most heat from your firewood:

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