YAKIMA, Wa - If you're wondering why there have been more burn bans recently, it's because air quality standards have been raised.
On December 18th, a new phase in the clean air act went into effect. Yakima's Clean Air Authority says you should expect more burn bans this winter.
Air pollution now only has to be a little more than half what it was last year -- for a burn ban to be called.
There have already been three burn bans since December 18th. The last one was lifted this morning.