OKANOGAN — A burn ban in effect since Friday in Okanogan County was extended this morning until at least 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Monitors in Twisp and Omak showed air quality this morning to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Air quality is unlikely to improve today, especially in the Okanogan and Methow valleys, the state Department of Ecology says.
Uncertified wood-burning devices, including stoves, inserts and fireplaces, are prohibited unless it is a home’s primary source of heat. Outdoor burning is also banned.