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EPA: Burn Ban For 25 Wash. Indian Reservations

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SEATTLE (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency has called an
outdoor burn ban for 25 Washington Indian reservations to reduce
air pollution.

A burn ban that began Tuesday for four reservations in Eastern
Washington continues through Monday.

Another ban involving 21 Western Washington reservations starts
Wednesday and ends Monday.

The EPA says a high pressure system moving into the region is
increasing stagnant air conditions.

The ban applies to outdoor and agricultural burning. Residents
are urged to reduce air pollution by avoiding excess driving,
idling and woodstove burning.

Several reservations in Idaho and Oregon are also included in
the ban.
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