A ban on outdoor burning in Spokane County and the use of uncertified wood stoves, inserts and fireplaces in the Spokane County Smoke Control Zone begins at 4 p.m. today (Dec. 8). The ban will last at least through the weekend and until further notice.
Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency is calling the Stage 1, condition “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 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.
This temporary ban is due to increasing levels of smoke and stagnant weather conditions.
*If you don’t have an adequate source of heat, contact Spokane Clean Air for an exemption. Click here for details.