A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves, inserts and fireplaces begins at 3 p.m. today (December 16, 2016) in the Spokane County Smoke Control Zone until further notice.
Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency is calling the Stage 1, condition “Yellow” temporary burn ban due to increasing levels of smoke and stagnant weather conditions expected over the next couple of days
Under a Stage 1 “yellow” burn restriction:
- The use of uncertified wood stoves, fireplaces, inserts and other uncertified wood-burning devices is prohibited
unless they are a home’s only adequate source of heat.
- Certified wood stoves, pellet stoves and other certified wood-burning devices are allowed.
- All outdoor burning is banned in Spokane County.
If you don’t have an adequate source of heat, contact Spokane Clean Air for an exemption. Click here for details.