FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, October 2, 2023
Contacts: Monica Beltran, Public Information Officer Public Services
Richard Hembree, Assistant Building Official/Interim Fire Marshal
YAKIMA, WA - The Yakima County Fire Marshal’s office has announced that the Residential
burn ban established on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, has been lifted effective Monday, October 2,
2023, for all unincorporated areas of Yakima County.
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 encountered due to extremely dry conditions. The Fire Marshal’s Office also
emphasizes that when a fire safety burn ban is not in effect, outdoor burning is regulated by the
Yakima Regional Clean Air Authority and that persons with questions about burning or air
quality burn bans and those seeking a burn permit should contact the Agency at 509-834-2050 or