WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Officials with the Northwest Clean Air Agency (NWCAA) said this morning, Tuesday, November 22nd, that they canceled a Stage 2 air quality burn ban for Columbia Valley/Maple Falls area which had been implemented November 14th.
The ban prohibited outdoor and indoor burning unless when the only adequate source of heat.
Air quality has improved at this time, but NWCAA urges residents to limit indoor wood burning as much as possible to avoid another burn ban in the near future.
Burn bans are based on weather forecasts and current air pollution from small particles. They are called when air quality is predicted to be worse than the national health-based standard for at least 24 hours. Northwest Clean Air Agency (November 22, 2022)