Burn ban continues in Okanogan County

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February 5, 2013

Omak– A Stage 1 burn ban in Okanogan County has been extended at least until 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Washington Department of Ecology. Air quality is unlikely to improve very much today, particularly in Omak and the Methow Valley, forecasters said.

The Stage 1 ban applies to the use of uncertified wood-burning devices (including wood stoves, inserts and fireplaces) and to all outdoor burning. Ecology’s burn bans don’t apply on tribal reservations, where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has jurisdiction.