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Burn ban elevated again in Pierce County

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Dec. 13, 2011 at 8:08 pm |
December 13, 2011 8:08 pm

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency elevated the burn ban in Pierce County today due to worsening air quality and cold weather.

A Stage 2 burn ban took effect at noon, the agency announced.

Under a Stage 2 burn ban:

*No burning is allowed in any wood-burning fireplaces, pellet stoves, wood stoves or fireplace inserts. The only exception is a wood stove that is a home’s only adequate source of heat.

*No outdoor fires, including bonfires and campfires, are allowed.

The ban is in effect until further notice. Violators face up to a $1,000 fine.

The agency reports that it is OK to use natural gas and propane stoves or inserts during a State 2 burn ban.

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