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September 3, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Governor lifts burn ban, urges caution

OLYMPIA —  Gov. Jay Inslee says he won’t extend the burn ban he put in place for 20 counties east of the crest of the Cascade Mountains. That ban expired Wednesday. The governor says that thanks to firefighters’ hard work and cooler weather, wildfire hazards have decreased. He did urge residents to continue to use caution and…

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July 11, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Burn ban declared for unincorporated Snohomish County

A burn ban has been declared for the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County due to high fire danger and expected hot and dry weather conditions, the county announced today. The ban will go into effect at 8 a.m. Saturday and prohibits all outdoor burning except for recreational fires that are less than 3 feet in diameter…

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July 11, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Burn ban expanded to state lands in Western Washington

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — State officials have expanded an outdoor burn ban to include all of Washington state over potential fire danger. A burn ban has already been in effect in Eastern Washington on state-protected forest lands. The Department of Natural Resources on Friday extended that ban to include Western Washington. The burn ban is in effect…

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December 26, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Burn bans lifted for King, Snohomish and Pierce counties

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has lifted the Stage 1 air quality burn ban for King, Snohomish Pierce counties. The burn ban had been issued on Christmas day. During a Stage 1 burn ban, burning is not allowed in fireplaces or uncertified wood stoves. The only exception is if a wood stove is a home’s only…

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December 24, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Burn ban issued for King, Snohomish and Pierce counties

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued a Stage 1 burn ban for King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, effective at 5 p.m. Dec. 25. The ban is due to increasingly stagnant air, according to the agency. During a Stage 1 burn ban, burning is not allowed in fireplaces or uncertified wood stoves. The only exception is if a wood…

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December 9, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Burn ban lifted for King, Snohomish and Pierce counties

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency lifted a burn ban in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties Monday morning. The ban had been put into effect Sunday morning because of stagnant weather conditions and increasing levels of air pollution. The ban prohibited the use of fireplaces and uncertified woodstoves in all three counties. In addition, the use…

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December 8, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Burn ban on for King, Snohomish and Pierce counties

A burn ban is in effect in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties due to stagnant weather conditions and increasing levels of air pollution. Puget Sound Clean Air Energy said the ban prohibits the use of fireplaces and uncertified woodstoves in all three counties. In addition, the use of pellet stoves and certified woodstoves is prohibited in Snohomish…

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November 24, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Burn ban in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties

Citing worsening air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued a burn ban for King and Snohomish counties Sunday that prohibits burning in fireplaces or non-certified woodstoves unless they are the home’s only adequate source of heat. Natural and propane gas stoves are exempt. Outdoor fires are also banned, including bonfires, campfires, fire pits and chimineas. A burn ban…

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