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Burn ban issued on Yakama Reservation

Staff Report | September 11, 2022 4:49 PM

SEATTLE — The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a ban on open burning on the Yakama Reservation, according to a press release from the EPA. An air quality advisory is also in effect.

The burn ban beganFriday at 8 a.m. and is in effect until further notice, the release said. The ban was triggered by elevated pollution levels caused by fires in the region.

The burn ban applies to all outdoor burning – including agricultural, camping and recreational fires – in all areas within external reservation boundaries regardless of ownership or tribal membership. Ceremonial and traditional fires are exempt from the burn ban.

Local conditions may be found at  https://fire.airnow.gov. 

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