OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - The Stage 1 burn ban in Okanogan County has been extended through 9 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19 for the communities of Pateros, Methow, Carlton, Twisp, Winthrop and Mazama.
The Washington Department of Ecology is extending the burn ban because air quality is not expected to improve in the Methow Valley over the weekend.
The burn ban in Asotin, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Kittitas, Klickitat, Pend Oreille, and Stevens counties has expired as of 10 a.m. on Friday.
Under a Stage 1 ban, all outdoor burning is prohibited including residential, agricultural and forest burning. Use of uncertified wood stoves, fireplaces, inserts, and other uncertified wood-burning devices are prohibited unless they are a home’s only adequate source of heat. Cleaner burning certified wood stoves, pellet stoves and other certified wood-burning devices are allowed.
For the latest burn ban information, visit www.waburnbans.net.
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