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Burn Ban Lifted for King, Pierce, Snohomish Counties

A change in the weather is expected to end stagnating conditions that have persisted for weeks.

The Stage 1 burn ban for King and Snohomish counties has been lifted by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency as of 1 p.m. Monday.


A change in the weather, with rain and modest winds for Tuesday night, is expected to reduce stagnating conditions that have persisted for some three weeks.

The Puget Sound Clean Air agency lifted the ban in Pierce County as of 10 a.m. today.

Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency continues a burn ban Tuesday for several tribal lands in Washington state, including nearby Muckleshoot. According to a statement Tuesday, the other areas also affected are:

  • Chehalis
  • Stillaguamish
  • Tulalip
  • Puyallup
  • Nisqually
  • Muckleshoot

Click here to read the EPA statement.

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency reminds residents that conditions can change quickly this time of year. To check burn ban status:

  1. Sign up for clean air news where you can:
    1. Receive e-mail notification of burn bans
    2. Follow us on Twitter/Facebook
    3. Subscribe to R.P.I.N. and EnviroFlash
  2. Sign up for text message alerts: text "PIERCEBURN" to 313131
  3. Visit www.pscleanair.org
  4. Call the Air Quality 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. Burning garbage is always illegal.

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