SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A ban on the use of uncertified wood stoves, inserts and fireplaces is in effect 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.