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Tag: Burn ban

Jan.
13th

Stage 2 burn ban issued for Pierce County

An air quality burn ban went into effect at noon for Pierce, King and Snohomish counties until further notice, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

Forecasters expect cold, dry, stagnant weather to last into the week, according to the agency.

During a Stage 2 burn ban no burning is allowed in wood-burning fireplaces, wood stoves, fireplace inserts or pellet stoves.

The only exception is if a wood stove is the only adequate source of heat for a home. Outdoor fires are also prohibited.

Violations can result in a $1,000 penalty.

Use of natural gas and propane stoves or

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Dec.
30th

Stage 1 burn ban in effect for Pierce County

A Stage 1 burn ban is in effect for Pierce and Snohomish counties as of 5 p.m. Dec. 29 until further notice, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

Cold and stagnant weather expected to last through the week may cause a build-up of air pollution, which could reach unhealthy levels for some groups.

Places where wood burning is common could be particularly affected.

Air pollution is particularly harmful to children, adults over age 65, diabetics, and people with heart and lung problems, according to the agency.

People sensitive to the pollution should limit time outside, particularly while exercising, the

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Nov.
28th

Pierce County burn ban lifted

Pierce County’s burn ban has been lifted as of 9 a.m.

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued the Stage 1 burn ban Sunday due to air quality concerns. Stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution prompted the ban. Those conditions were expected to change late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

 

 

Nov.
25th

Pierce County burn ban in effect as of 1 p.m. due to air quality

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued a Stage 1 burn ban for Pierce County effective 1 p.m. today until further notice, due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution.

No burning is allowed in fireplaces or uncertified wood stoves during the ban.

However, wood stoves are allowed to be used if they are a home’s only adequate source of heat. Otherwise, residents must use cleaner sources of heat, such as furnaces or electric baseboard heaters.

Outdoor burning is also prohibited, such as bonfires or the use of fire pits.

Natural gas, propane, pellet and EPA-certified wood stoves or

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Jan.
13th

Stage 2 burn ban called for in Pierce County

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has stepped up the burn ban for Pierce and Snohomish counties.

The agency called for a Stage 2 burn ban starting at 11 a.m. today because of the continued chilly temperatures and rising air pollution. Thurston County also is under a Stage 2 burn ban.

A Stage 1 burn ban remains in effect in King and Kitsap counties.

Under a Stage 2 ban,

 

  • No burning is allowed in any wood-burning fireplaces, wood stoves or fireplace inserts (certified or uncertified) or pellet stoves. Residents should rely instead on their home’s other, cleaner

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Jan.
12th

Thurston County goes to a Stage 2 burn ban

The Olympic Region Clean Air Agency is upping the burn ban for Thurston County residents.

A Stage 2 burn ban took effect this morning at 9 a.m.  The county had been under a Stage 1 burn ban since 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Under a Stage 2 burn ban, no burning is allowed in fireplaces or wood stoves – certified or uncertified, the agency reported. In addition, all outdoor burning is prohibited.

The ban is in effect indefinitely. It will be lifted when the weather changes and air quality improves, the agency reported.

Mason County as well as Pierce, King, Snohomish and

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July
15th

Countywide burn ban starts today

A countywide burn ban took effect this morning in Pierce County and is expected to last through the end of September.

The Pierce County Fire Prevention Bureau, Pierce County Fire Chiefs’ Association and the state Department of Natural Resources decided to institute the ban because weather forecasters have predicted continued dry weather, according to a press release from the county. Pierce County’s ban is in conjunction with fire marshals in King, Kitsap and Mason counties.

The stage 1 ban began at 8 a.m. and is set to expire Sept. 30. A statewide burn ban also begins today on all

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