Burn ban lifted throughout Puget Sound region

  • Mon Aug 7th, 2017 10:31am
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The burn ban was lifted in King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties as of Saturday.

Effective immediately, there are no air quality burn bans currently in effect in the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency jurisdiction.

Fire safety burn bans are still in effect and residents are asked to contact their county fire marshal for more information.

The Puget Sound has returned to mostly “Good” and “Moderate” air quality due to shifting winds bringing cleaner air at the surface (breathing level). According to a press release, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency expects this weather pattern and the Good and Moderate air quality to continue into this week.

Looking ahead, significant amounts of wildfire smoke may remain in the region at higher altitudes, although the surface air has improved substantially. Haze is likely to be visible and it possible that there may be isolated, localized pollution spikes within this week, according to the release.

“We will continue to monitor the conditions closely and send out updates as needed,” the release reads. “We thank everyone for not burning not during this ban. 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 a mobile app and other burn ban alert options for your area.

For more information, visit the “Frequently Asked Questions” tab on the Burn Ban Status page or visit the “Our Air Quality” page.