Burn Ban Lifted In King, Kitsap, Pierce And Snohomish Counties


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Just in time to prepare for ‘Snowmageddon 2012‘ (which was predicted by the Mayans) comes this good news – effective at 10 a..m. Saturday (Jan. 14), the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has ended the air quality burn bans issued for King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties.

“Agency forecasters were tracking a new weather system expected to arrive last night,” reads a press release. “Winds from that system are now dispersing the air pollution that built up across the Puget Sound over the past week.”

Here’s more from the announcement:

We appreciate the public’s cooperation with the burn ban. We encourage people to check current air quality and burn ban status before they burn. Conditions can change quickly this time of year. To check burn ban status, sign up for clean air news where you can:

  • Receive e-mail notification of burn bans
  • Follow us on Twitter/Facebook
  • Subscribe to R.P.I.N. and EnviroFlash
  • Visit our Web site www.pscleanair.org
  • Call our burn ban InfoLine at 1-800-595-4341

For those who heat with wood, please remember that it is always illegal to emit excess chimney smoke or to smoke out your neighbor, burn ban or not. You know you are burning properly when you do not see any smoke coming from your chimney. And burning garbage is always illegal.

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