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Burn ban in effect for King, Pierce, Kitsap counties

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued a Stage 2 burn ban today for King, Kitsap and Pierce counties.

The ban, the first of the winter heating season, took effect at 10 a.m. A Stage 2 burn ban that took effect Tuesday in Snohomish County remains in place. The stable weather conditions and elevated air pollution levels prompted the burn ban, the agency reported.

“Stable weather conditions, combined with heavy use of wood-burning devices in our region, have created pollution levels that are unhealthy for sensitive group populations (the very young, elderly and those individuals with heart and lung ailments),”

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