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EPA Region 10 Lifts Outdoor Burn Ban for Four Indian Reservations in ID, OR and WA

Release Date: 09/11/2006
Contact Information: Keith Rose, (206)553-1949/, Bill Puckett, (206) 553-1702/

(Seattle, Washington – September 11, 2006)

Today, EPA Region 10 is cancelling outdoor burn bans called for the following Indian Reservations on Friday, September 8, 2006:

Fort Hall Indian Reservation

Umatilla Indian Reservation

Colville Indian Reservation
Kalispel Indian Reservation

Air quality concentrations dropped as the result of increased ventilation due to a weather system that moved across the Region this past weekend. Wild fires continue to burn across the area today. Warm dry conditions are expected, so some areas could still experience areas of moderate air quality today and tonight. Much cooler, unsettled conditions are expected by mid week which should result in improved air quality.