ALL BURN BANS LIFTED IN KING, PIERCE, & SNOHOMISH COUNTIES & DARRINGTON, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
January 3, 2015 SEATTLE, WA – Effective immediately, all burn bans are being lifted in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, as well as Darrington. With the help of rain and wind, air pollution levels everywhere dropped to GOOD or lower Moderate last night.
While agency forecasters do expect only light winds during the day today and into tonight, an approaching weather system should increase winds and rain late tonight and into Sunday. This will again help disperse our air pollution and keep levels low for the next 2-3 days.
The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency would like to thank everyone who switched to alternative sources of heat instead of burning wood during these bans. Children, the elderly, and people with chronic respiratory health problems especially appreciate your efforts.
You can download our free app: Burn Ban 411, for up to date information on burn bans throughout the Puget Sound area.
For more information:
- Visit the “Frequently Asked Questions” tab on our Burn Ban Status page
- Visit our Clean Heating Choices page
- Visit the Our Air Quality page
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The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is an air quality management agency serving King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Created as a result of the 1967 Washington Clean Air Act, the agency protects public health by adopting and enforcing air quality regulations, educating individuals and businesses about clean-air choices and sponsoring voluntary initiatives to improve air quality.