A burn ban in Franklin and Walla Walla Counties has been extended until 10 a.m. Thursday as continued stagnant air conditions are forecast.
The burn ban in Adams, Grant and Columbia counties will expire as scheduled 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Monday afternoon the air quality in the Tri-Cities was rated as good, but in Connell it was considered moderate and in Walla Walla it was rated as unhealthy for sensitive groups such as infants, pregnant women and seniors.
The burn ban in some Eastern Washington counties prohibits outdoor burning and the use of uncertified wood stoves, inserts and fireplaces unless they are a home’s only adequate source of heat. Certified wood-burning devices and pellet stoves are allowed.