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Yakima Clean Air Authority Says to Expect More Burn Bans

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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.

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