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December 7, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Burn ban lifted for Snohomish, Pierce counties

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has lifted air-quality burn bans in Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Residents have been restricted from using their fireplaces and wood-burning stoves since Nov. 30, when a high-pressure system off the coast trapped stagnant, cold air along Puget Sound. The agency lifted the weeklong burn ban on Wednesday.

The clean air agency reminded residents who heat with wood-burning stoves or fireplaces that it is illegal to emit excess smoke from your chimney.

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