The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has lifted the air quality burn ban issued last week for Pierce and Snohomish counties.
Light winds forecasted for Wednesday and Thursday are expected to reduce air pollution in the Puget Sound region, which built up this past week. Agency forecasters will continue to monitor weather conditions and air quality. If air pollution levels rise again later this week, another burn ban may be necessary. People are encouraged to check current air quality and burn ban status before they burn, as conditions can change quickly this time of year. Visit www.pscleanair.org or call the burn ban InfoLine at 1-800- 595-4341.
For those who heat with wood, remember that it is always illegal to emit excess chimney smoke or to smoke out your neighbor. According to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, you are burning properly when you don’t see any smoke coming from your chimney.