Burn bans issued for NCW this weekend

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A Stage 1 burn ban has been issued by the state Department of Ecology today for Chelan and Douglas counties, starting at 4 p.m. and continuing until noon on Monday.

The ban makes all outdoor burning prohibited, in addition to the use of uncertified wood-stoves, fireplaces or other wood-burning devices unless they are the only adequate source of heat for a home.

The forecast for the Valley calls for air stagnation for the next three days, and could cause an accumulation of pollution over the weekend.

For more information on the ban, visit http://waburnbans.net