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Posted on: November 19, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Stage 1 Burn Ban in Effect

Restrictions on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified wood burning stoves and fireplaces begins at 10 a.m., Sunday, November 18, 2018. The ban will remain in place until further notice. 
Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency is issuing the "Stage 1 Burn Ban" because concentrations of air pollutants are expected to increase putting residents at risk. Under a Stage 1 "yellow" burn ban:  
•The use of uncertified wood stoves, fireplaces, inserts and other uncertified wood-burning devices is prohibited in the Smoke Control Zone, unless they are a home's only adequate source of heat.* 
•EPA-certified wood stoves, pellet stoves and other certified wood-burning devices are allowed. 
•All outdoor burning is banned throughout Spokane County. 

*If you don't have an adequate source of heat, contact Spokane Clean Air for an exemption. Go to:

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