FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2017
BURN BANS LIFTED FOR GREATER PIERCE AND SNOHOMISH COUNTIES
No burn bans will be in effect after 5 PM
SEATTLE, WA – The Greater Pierce and Snohomish County burn bans are lifted as of 5 PM today, January 16th. After 5 PM today, there will be no air quality burn bans currently in effect in the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency jurisdiction.
With winds and rain coming this evening and tonight, we expect pollution levels to return to levels no longer requiring a burn ban.
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, and other burn ban alert options for you 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.
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.