SEATTLE (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency has called anoutdoor burn ban for 25 Washington Indian reservations to reduceair pollution.
A burn ban that began Tuesday for four reservations in EasternWashington continues through Monday.
Another ban involving 21 Western Washington reservations startsWednesday and ends Monday.
The EPA says a high pressure system moving into the region isincreasing stagnant air conditions.
The ban applies to outdoor and agricultural burning. Residentsare urged to reduce air pollution by avoiding excess driving,idling and woodstove burning.
Several reservations in Idaho and Oregon are also included inthe ban. (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)