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Ecology Home Heating Burn Bans

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Ecology calls burn bans only in counties where there is no local clean air agency. These counties are: Adams, Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, San Juan, Stevens, Walla Walla, and Whitman Counties.

For burn ban information in all Washington counties, go to www.waburnbans.net and click on the county of interest.

Current burn ban status in Ecology's jurisdiction:


Stage 2 (red) Burn Bans (NO burning) in:

Stage 1 (yellow) Burn Bans (NO use of uncertified wood stoves or fireplaces, outdoor burning, and forest burning) in:
  • Only in the Methow River Valley in Okanogan County until 9 a.m., Tue., Dec. 19.
  • Check www.waburnbans.net for all Washington counties.
  • Check www.waburnbans.net for weekend updates.

Call 866-211-6284 if you think someone is illegally burning or if you are impacted by smoke.

Note: Burn bans do not apply to homes with no other source of heat.

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