Burn ban lifted for Snohomish County

Dec 26, 2013

A stage one burn ban has been lifted for Snohomish County, as of Thursday morning.

The burn ban was in effect beginning on the evening of Dec. 25.

Because of increasingly stagnant weather conditions, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued a Stage 1 burn ban for King, Pierce and Snohomish counties on Christmas evening.

"We need to keep our air healthy every day of the year, including holidays," said Craig Kenworthy, Executive Director of the Clean Air Agency in a press release. "Stagnant conditions over the next few days are expected to cause pollution levels to exceed federal air quality standards and become unhealthy."

During a stage 1 burn ban, no burning is allowed in fireplaces or uncertified wood stoves. No outdoor fires are allowed.

An exception is made if the wood stove is the home's only source of adequate heat.

Burn ban violations can carry a $1,000 fine.

To learn more about burn ban's and the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, visit their website.


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