Restrictions on outdoor burning and wood heating have been lifted as air quality should improve with the arrival of today’s Pacific storm system.
Air quality-based restrictions are issued and enforced by Spokane Clean Air when fine particle pollution (smoke) may reach or reaches unhealthy levels. This typically occurs during stagnant weather patterns during fall and winter. There are two types (stages) of air quality burn restrictions that can be issued.
- Stage 1 burn restrictions are based on rising fine particle pollution and current and forecasted weather conditions.
- Stage 2 burn restriction is called when fine particle pollution levels reach a trigger value set by state law.
Thank you to everyone who followed the temporary burn restrictions.
Before burning, make sure you are eligible to burn and what the requirement are for the type of burning you wish to do.