The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is lifting the burn ban for several Indian Reservations in Washington State due to improving air conditions and lower air quality monitor readings. Burn bans remain in place for the Spokane and Yakama Reservations until further notice.

 
Burn bans lifted west of the Cascades 
  • Stillaguamish Reservation 
  • Muckleshoot Reservation 
  • Nisqually Reservation  
  • Chehalis Reservation 
  • Tulalip Reservation 
  • Puyallup Reservation
Burn bans lifted east of the Cascades
  • Colville Reservation
The burn bans remaining on the Spokane and Yakama Reservations apply to all outdoor and agricultural burning, including camping and recreational fires within reservation boundaries. Ceremonial and traditional fires are exempt from the outdoor burn ban.
EPA requests that reservation residents reduce all sources of air pollution, including excess driving and idling of vehicles, and the use of woodstoves and fireplaces, unless it is your only source of heat.
 
Air pollution can have significant health impacts. Cooperation from the community will help people who are at risk during this period. Those most at risk are children, the elderly, pregnant women and those with difficulty breathing and with heart and lung problems. Those at risk should avoid outdoor exercise and minimize exposure to outdoor pollution as much as possible.

For current burn ban status call1-800-424-4EPA and ask for the FARR Hotline or visit the Federal Air Rules for Reservations (FARR) website at: www.epa.gov/r10earth/FARR.htm