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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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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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January 17, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Burn ban restrictions elevated in Pierce County

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency elevated a Stage 1 burn ban in Pierce County to a Stage 2 ban, which restricts all wood-burning in fireplaces, certified or uncertified wood stoves and outdoors. A Stage 1 burn ban is still in effect in Snohomish County. That ban is similar except wood-burning is allowed in…

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January 16, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Burn ban lifted for King County; still in effect for Snohomish, Pierce counties

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency  today lifted a burn ban issued earlier this week for King County. However, a stage 1 burn ban is still in effect for Snohomish and Pierce counties. During the ban, all wood-burning in indoor and outdoor fireplaces and in uncertified stoves is prohibited and subject to a fine of…

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January 14, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Burn ban issued for King, Pierce and Snohomish counties

Declining air-quality conditions have prompted the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency to issue a burn ban for King, Pierce and Snohomish counties until further notice. Wood-burning won’t be allowed in fireplaces, stoves or outdoors until the Stage 2 burn ban is lifted. As sunny and clear as the skies have looked for…

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January 12, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Soot brings prettier sunsets, burn bans to Seattle area

The same dirty air that has brought the Seattle area especially vibrant sunrises and sunsets in recent days has also resulted in burn bans in four counties. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued a stage one burn ban Wednesday for King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties. It prohibits outdoor fires, as well as burning in fireplaces and…

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January 11, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Burn ban for King, Snohomish, Pierce, Kitsap counties

A stage 1 burn ban has been issued for King, Snohomish, Pierce and Kitsap counties, effective at 4 p.m. today, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. That means the use of fireplaces and uncertified wood stoves is prohibited until air quality improves. Air quality is expected to deteriorate at least through Friday, especially in communities where…

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November 30, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Burn ban issued for Pierce, Snohomish counties

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued a Stage 1 burn ban for Pierce and Snohomish counties on Wednesday, effective until air quality improves. The temporary ban is a result of air pollution caused by stagnant air, the agency said in an announcement. The ban prohibits all outdoor burning and the use of wood-burning fireplaces or uncertified …

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