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Posted on: September 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] County-wide Burn Ban Lift

Yakima County Fire Marshal’s Office Announces
Lifting of County-wide Burn Ban


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Contacts: 
Chris Pedersen, Deputy Fire Marshal
509-574-2300

Richard Hembree, Assistant Building Official/Interim Fire Marshal
509-574-2300


YAKIMA, WA - The Yakima County Fire Marshal’s office has announced that the burn ban
established Friday, August 5, 2022, will be lifted effective September 22, 2022, at 12:01 a.m., for
all unincorporated areas of Yakima County. Local fire officials have agreed that lower
temperatures, improved relative humidity and fuel moisture content have significantly reduced the
fire danger.

Conditions are monitored based on weather conditions and community safety needs during the ban
in order to lift burn restrictions as soon as possible to allow necessary fall burning.

The Yakima County Fire Marshal’s Office appreciates the public’s cooperation with this recent
burn ban and for understanding the sensitive situation many communities and their first responders
were facing with some very dry conditions. The Fire Marshal’s Office also emphasizes that any
open burning must be done in accordance with fire codes and Clean Air regulations.

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