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Burn ban declared for Yakima County

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YAKIMA, Wash. --  A Stage1 burn ban is in effect for upper and lower Yakima County due to poor ventilation and dispersion.

The Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency declared the burn ban Tuesday morning.

The ban excludes land within the exterior boundaries of the Yakama Nation Reservation.

All outdoor burning is prohibited. This includes indoor burning of stoves and fireplaces, unless, it's the only source of heating the home. Anyone with questions should call (509) 952-3057. You can also go to http://www.yakimacleanair.org for more information.

YRCAA will continue to monitor the air quality.