Franklin and 14 other Washington counties will be under a burn ban from 4 p.m. Nov. 16 until 10 a.m. Nov. 18 because of air quality concerns.
Stagnant air conditions are forecast for the region, which could allow air pollution to reach unhealthy levels.
The Washington State Department of Ecology is banning outdoor burning and the use of uncertified wood-burning devices — including fireplaces, wood stoves and inserts — unless they are a home’s only adequate source of heat. Certified wood-burning devices and pellet stoves are allowed to burn.
The ban covers Adams, Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Stevens and Walla Walla counties.