Burn bans lifted in Snohomish and Pierce counties

Effective at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is lifting the air quality burn bans issued for Snohomish and Pierce counties.

A weather system expected in the evening should bring winds that will disperse air pollution and result in better air quality throughout the Puget Sound region.

Clean Air appreciates the public's cooperation with the burn ban and encourages people to always check current air quality and burn ban status before they burn, since conditions can change quickly this time of year. Visit their website at or call their burn ban info-line at 1-800-595-4341.

For those who heat with wood, please remember that it is always illegal to emit excess chimney smoke or to smoke out your neighbor. You know you are burning properly when you do not see any smoke coming from your chimney.

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