Burn Ban Lifted for Greater Pierce County

The burn ban for Greater Pierce County has been lifted, effective 12 PM today, January 16, 2019. There are no air quality burn bans currently in effect in the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency jurisdiction.

Winds will be picking up this afternoon and pollution levels have returned to MODERATE, so we are lifting the burn ban today. Looking ahead, we expect clouds and rain, and GOOD air quality for the rest of the week and into the weekend.

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 issues especially benefit from your efforts.

Visit www.pscleanair.org/burnban to view the current burn ban status, download our mobile app or sign up for alerts, and to learn more about burn bans.

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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.

The Agency fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, or national origin in its programs and activities. In addition, the Agency also assures non-discrimination on the basis of creed, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital, or veteran status. For more information, or to submit a title VI Complaint, go to www.pscleanair.org or call (206) 343-8800.