A Stage 1 burn ban throughout all of Yakima County will be in effect beginning today as of 4 p.m.
The ban will be reevaluated on Sunday.

The use of fireplaces, fireplace inserts and wood stoves is prohibited unless it is a certified heating device or the only source of heat for the occupant. Further, outdoor burning is banned which includes ag burning.

Because the Yakama Nation reservation is regulated by the EPA, the ban does not automatically include them since this particular prohibition was called for by the Yakima County Clean Air Agency.