YAKIMA — Regulators eliminated a countywide burn ban Tuesday afternoon due to changing weather conditions and a decline in pollution levels.
The Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency said air quality is projected to be moderate to good today and Thursday, although some limited periods of increasing pollution could occur over the period.
The burn ban ended at noon.
A Stage 2 ban had been in effect last week because of an inversion that trapped pollutants near the surface, increasing pollution levels.
A Stage 2 ban prohibits all agricultural burning and all wood-based home heating unless the device is a home’s sole source of heat.
A ban on outdoor burning imposed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency on the Yakama Indian Reservation also has been lifted.