A ban on the use of uncertified stoves, inserts and fireplaces begins at 3 p.m. today, January 11, 2017, in the Spokane County Smoke Control Zone until further notice.
Spokane Clean Air is issuing the Stage 1 / “Yellow” burn ban because weather conditions are contributing to a build-up of wood smoke. Under a Stage 1 “yellow” burn restriction:
- The use of uncertified wood stoves, fireplaces, inserts and other uncertified wood-burning devices is prohibited in the Smoke Control Zone, unless they are a home’s only adequate source of heat.
- The use of EPA-certified wood stoves, pellet stoves and other certified wood-burning devices is allowed.
- All outdoor burning is banned throughout Spokane County.
This temporary restriction is due to increasing levels of smoke and stagnant weather conditions expected over the next several days.
*If you don’t have an adequate source of heat, contact Spokane Clean Air for an exemption. Click here for details.