YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Clean air officials have upgraded a burn ban across Yakima County to include all wood-burning devices, certified or not, until further notice.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says the state burn ban has been lifted because of recent rainfall but some county bans are still in effect.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Worsening drought conditions have prompted more than 20 southern Indiana counties to ban outdoor fires as a precaution.
The outdoor burn bans that 22 counties had imposed...
GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Counties across Kentucky are issuing burn bans amid dry conditions.
This week, two counties along the Land Between the Lakes, Lyon and Livingston, are imposing burn...
LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Dry weather has led some Kentucky counties to declare bans on open burning.
WYMT-TV reports parts of the state are in a moderate drought and some counties are already...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A burn ban was ordered Tuesday over a wide swath of Alaska as firefighters battle dozens of wildfires in the arid state.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A fast-moving brush fire caused some temporary evacuations Tuesday in Alaska's largest city.
The fire created a large plume of smoke those rose over Anchorage and...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage Fire Department says all fireworks shows have been canceled in Anchorage, Eagle River and surrounding areas due to extreme dry weather.
SEATTLE (AP) — Temporary bans on outdoor fires due to dry weather have been announced for the unincorporated areas of two of the most populated counties in Washington state.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Open burning is once again being banned in a heavily wooded recreation area along the Missouri River south of Bismarck-Mandan.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state officials say the risk for wildfires is up due to rising temperatures, gusty winds and low relative humidity.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A burn ban is in effect in 16 Kansas counties through the month of April.
The ban restricts burning trees and brush from land clearing, crop residues, construction...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Several counties in Western Oregon and Southwest Washington issued burn bans Wednesday after firefighters battled dozens of brush fires.
SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities have issued a burn ban for counties including King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish because of wildfire smoke and related unhealthy air conditions.
The Puget Sound Air Agency says no outdoor burning is allowed as of 5 p.m. Monday in order to reduce any additional harm from excess air pollution. The ban covers Seattle, Tacoma, Everett and Port Orchard, among other locations.
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Two eastern New Mexico counties are lifting fire restrictions as summer storms have helped ease some extreme drought conditions in the state.
The Eastern New Mexico News reports Curry County commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to lift a burn ban in effect since March following a recommendation from the county's fire and safety director.
SEATTLE (AP) — King County joins others around Washington that have adopted bans on most outdoor fires, an annual decision that coincides with the onset of hot, dry weather.
The Seattle Times reports the county's ban applies to all unincorporated areas, prohibiting outdoor burning except for small fires in established pits.
SEATTLE (AP) — Two of Western Washington's most populous counties have joined a host of others in enacting outdoor burn bans as warm, dry summer weather arrives.
KOMO-TV reports in King County, a burn ban will take effect Saturday in all unincorporated areas where all outdoor burning will be prohibited except for small recreational fires in established pits.
SEATTLE (AP) — Several counties in Western Washington have announced burn bans effective later this week.
KOMO-TV reports the ban in Pierce County which includes Tacoma will take effect Thursday. The Pierce County ban applies to all outdoor land clearing and yard debris burning in the county.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is lifting burning restrictions in five of the seven counties that were under a burn ban because of extreme fire conditions.
Fallin said Wednesday that she's removing bans in Beaver, Ellis, Harper, Woods and Woodward counties. Bans remain in place for Cimarron and Texas counties in the Oklahoma Panhandle.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has lifted its ban on open fires on the Oahe Wildlife Management Area south of Bismarck-Mandan.
That means campers, anglers and other outdoors enthusiasts can again have campfires. But the area still falls under any burn restrictions implemented by area counties.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says burn bans are being lifted in half of the 14 counties where they have been in place due to extreme fire conditions.
Fallin said Tuesday that recent rainfall has had a positive impact on some parched areas of the state, but the drought continues in northwestern Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Panhandle.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Several North Dakota counties have implemented burn bans because of abnormally dry conditions.
The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch Saturday for southwestern North Dakota. It includes the counties of Adams, Billings, Bowman, Golden Valley, Hettinger, Slope and Stark.
A temporary burn ban is also in effect in Grand Forks County, in northeastern North Dakota.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has lifted burn bans in 22 counties because of recent rainfall.
Fallin on Thursday reduced the number of counties under the ban from 36 to 14.
Oklahoma State Forester George Geissler says recent showers have reduced dangerous fire conditions, but notes parts of the state are still at risk for wildfires.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — With the weather turning warm and dry, North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is prohibiting open burning on the Oahe Wildlife Management Area south of Bismarck-Mandan.
Burn bans this time of year are not unusual — the heavily wooded recreation area along the Missouri River is prone to wildfires before the spring green-up.
All open burning including campfires is banned. The use of portable grills is allowed but extreme caution is advised.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on drought and fire danger in New Mexico (all times local):
Commissioners in New Mexico's most populous county have instituted a ban on open fires, campfires and smoking in some areas over the next six months.
The Bernalillo County Commission voted in favor of the burn ban resolution at a meeting Tuesday. The ban will affect the unincorporated areas of the county.
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Dry conditions across eastern New Mexico have prompted officials in one county to impose a burn ban.
The Curry County Commission adopted the ban during a meeting earlier this week. The resolution prohibits open flames outside of a building in the unincorporated portions of the county, with some exceptions.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Warm temperatures and a prolonged drought have prompted Gov. Mary Fallin to expand a burn ban to include 52 counties.
Fallin said Thursday that conditions have deteriorated since she issued a burn ban covering 40 counties on Jan. 30 and that parched areas of the state are in extreme wildfire danger.
The ban on outdoor burning will remain in place until March 2. Several counties in eastern Oklahoma have implemented county commissioner-issued bans that also remain are in effect.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than half of Oklahoma is now under a burn ban because of the threat of wildfires.
Gov. Mary Fallin on Tuesday issued burn bans until Feb. 16 for 40 of the state's 77 counties, including those in the Oklahoma Panhandle and all counties west of Kay County on the Kansas border to Love County on the state's border with Texas.
County-issued burn bans are also in effect in Atoka, Coal, Johnston, Pittsburg and Sequoyah counties in southeastern and eastern Oklahoma.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Low compliance with restrictions on burning wood and coal has been preventing the Fairbanks North Star Borough from hitting federal air standards, Mayor Karl Kassel said.
Kassel said on Wednesday he has planned a series of town hall meetings to educate residents on the community's air, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported .
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Recent rainfall has allowed burn bans to be lifted in all but four counties across Arkansas, erasing most of what officials say had become one of the state's broadest open-fire prohibitions in half a decade.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. (AP) — Officials have lifted a ban on campfires in North Cascades National Park, which officials say compliments the rescinding of campfire restrictions throughout the northwestern part of the state.
North Cascades National Park Service Complex spokeswoman Denise Shultz said Tuesday the ban put into place earlier this month because of extreme fire danger is over, effective immediately.
She says campfires in the national park are allowed in designated areas at campsites.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Officials have banned all outdoor burning in Washington state on Department of Natural Resources land because of multiple wildfires and smoke.
The ban announced Tuesday prohibits outdoor burning on state forests, state parks and forestlands under DNR fire protection.
Anyone caught violating the burn ban can face fines.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Officials are putting a burn ban into effect starting Friday for northwest Washington because of continued hot, dry weather and extreme fire danger.
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources says the ban applies to all outdoor burning including recreation fires on state forests, state parks and forestlands under DNR fire protection within Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, Island and San Juan counties.
SEATTLE (AP) — After nearly two weeks of wildfire haze around Puget Sound, incoming cleaner air has prompted the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency to lift a burn ban that included charcoal barbecue grills.
The agency says the air quality burn ban was lifted Friday afternoon for King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties.
SEATTLE (AP) — Another outdoor burn ban has been issued for the Puget Sound area as the hot and sunny pattern is expected to bring another round of smoke from British Columbia wildfires.
KOMO reports ( http://bit.ly/2wFkIdp ) the Puget Sound Clear Air Agency says the Stage 1 burn ban goes into effect for King, Pierce, Kitsap and Snohomish Counties at 2 p.m. Tuesday and will remain in effect until further notice.
SEATTLE (AP) — Air quality officials have banned all outdoor burning in the Puget Sound region because of diminished air quality affiliated with wildfire smoke.
The Puget Sound Clear Air Agency said as of Wednesday burning is prohibited in King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties, until air quality improves.
The ban on burning includes: charcoal barbecues, fire pits, campfires, bonfires, fireplaces, uncertified wood stoves and agricultural fires.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Fireworks dealers are hoping for rain to ease drought conditions in parts of North Dakota and lift a ban against setting off pyrotechnics.
Mandan, Lincoln, Morton and Burleigh counties have imposed a fireworks ban because of extremely dry conditions, The Bismarck Tribune (http://bit.ly/2rMcQsl ) reported. More than a half dozen counties are struggling with similar conditions.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A proposal being introduced this week in the Fairbanks area would make it harder for residents in a densely populated area to ignore burn bans.
The proposal is in response to Fairbanks being categorized as a city with a "serious" smoke pollution problem, the Daily News-Miner reported (http://bit.ly/2pGdiHJ ).
The proposal will be introduced Thursday by the Fairbanks North Star Borough.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State officials have issued burn bans in four Iowa counties due to dry conditions.
The Iowa Department of Public Safety's State Fire Marshal issued the bans this week for Decatur in southern Iowa and Lee, Wapello and Muscatine counties in southeastern Iowa.
The ban prohibits open burning unless a fire chief issues a permit and supervision is planned.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Fairbanks North Star Borough is preparing to enforce more burn bans as part of stricter rules aimed at cleaning the city's heavily polluted air.
The Borough Assembly voted 6-2 to adopt the new regulations Thursday, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported (http://bit.ly/2mzghwE).
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 10-day burn ban is in effect in a northeast Oklahoma county as the chance for wildfire outbreaks continue throughout much of the area.
Emergency managers in Tulsa County approved a resolution by commissioners on Friday after consulting with area fire departments about the risk for wildfire danger. The ban ends March 6.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has cancelled a burn ban in she recently issued for 53 counties in Oklahoma.
Fallin cancelled the ban Wednesday at the recommendation of Oklahoma Forestry Services after an analysis of the impact of widespread rainfall in the affected counties.
Lifting of the governor's ban does not affect county burn bans previously in place in nine Oklahoma counties. Those counties are Adair, Atoka, Bryan, Canadian, Coal, Haskell, Hughes, Oklahoma and Pittsburg counties.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has issued a two-week burn ban for most of Oklahoma as a crippling drought continues to place the state in danger of destructive wildfires.
Fallin's office issued the ban Friday for 53 of Oklahoma's 77 counties. Except for a handful of counties in far southwestern Oklahoma, most of the state is in some state of drought.
The National Weather Service warned Saturday that wildfires could rapidly develop this weekend in eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas.