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January 3, 2015 at 1:20 PM

All burn bans lifted for Western Washington

The burn bans in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, including Darrington, have been lifted following heightened concern of rising air pollution levels Thursday. With the help of rain and wind, air pollution levels everywhere dropped to “good” and “lower moderate” Friday night, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. The levels had dropped Friday to Stage…

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December 31, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Burn ban in effect on reservations; Darrington ban upgraded to Stage 2

A burn ban is in effect for several Washington Indian reservations and a burn ban in Darrington, Snohomish County, has been upgraded from Stage 1 to Stage 2 because of ongoing concerns about stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has called a burn ban for the Stillaguamish, Muckleshoot, Nisqually, Tulalip,…

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December 30, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Burn ban in effect for Snohomish, Pierce counties

A Stage 1 burn ban took effect for Snohomish and Pierce counties effective at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued the burn ban because of developing stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution. The ban reduces the amount of pollution from excessive wood smoke. No burning is allowed in wood-burning fireplaces, uncertified wood…

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November 19, 2014 at 12:46 PM

King County joins Pierce on burn ban, agency lifts it in Snohomish

Due to continued weather conditions and air pollution levels, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued a Stage 2 burn ban for King County. Pierce Country remains on a Stage 2 ban, but restrictions were lifted in Snohomish County on Wednesday at noon. The burn bans in King and Pierce counties will be lifted at 6…

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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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