Burn Ban In Effect For Four Counties

The state Department of Ecology has issued a Stage 1 burn ban beginning at 9am for Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas and Okanogan counties due to poor air quality in the region. That means any outdoor burning the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces is prohibited unless that is your only source of heat. According to the department the ban is in place until 9 a.m. Wednesday, when conditions will be reassessed.