King County burn ban ends

January 17, 2012

By Staff

The King County burn ban in effect last week has been canceled.

On Jan. 14, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency cancelled air quality burn bans that had been in place in King, Snohomish, Kitsap and Pierce counties.

The agency reported weather forecasters were tracking a new weather system that arrived late Jan. 13. Winds from that system were expected to disperse air pollution that had been building up across the Puget Sound area.

The agency had put in place a Stage 1 burn ban barring the burning of any wood expect in Environmental Protection Agency-certified stoves, fireplaces or fireplace inserts.

Check burn ban status at www.pscleanair.org or call 800-595-4341 toll free. The purpose of a burn ban is to reduce the amount of pollution that is creating unhealthy air.

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