Burn Ban Issued for NCW
The Washington Department of Ecology has issued a Stage 1 burn ban for the North Central Washington area.
The restrictions include all of Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan Counties.
A Stage 1 ban prohibits all outdoor and agricultural burning, as well as the use of uncertified wood stoves.
The restrictions were issued due to a pattern of stagnant air in the region.
The ban went into effect today (Wednesday, November 23) and will remain in place until at least next Monday, November 28.