West Seattle weather update: No more burn ban

The burn ban has just been lifted for King County – so that means you can use your fireplace (etc.) again, even if it’s not your main source of heating. It also means beach fires are OK again in the Alki Beach fire rings, so Seattle Parks spokesperson Dewey Potter says they’re planning to remove the no-fire signage. The weather forecast still hasn’t changed much, but “light wind” is now predicted, which means relief for the air-stagnation problem.

4 Replies to "West Seattle weather update: No more burn ban"

  • Carolyn January 17, 2013 (12:11 am)

    Hmm . . just heard on KOMO radio (mid-night) that the ban is still on. Just saying . . .

  • K January 17, 2013 (7:14 am)

    I heard on the radio that the burn ban is in effect.

    • WSB January 17, 2013 (7:54 am)

      One more time: NO, in King County, and therefore in West Seattle, there is NO BURN BAN in effect. It was lifted yesterday, when we published this update. In Pierce and Snohomish Counties, there IS a burn ban, but ONLY in those two counties. Local radio/TV has to serve 22 counties. We serve 85,000 people in one neighborhood of one city. (OK, with White Center and South Park, three neighborhoods.) So it’s information that is directly relevant to you. You can see the status for yourself on this page: http://www.pscleanair.org/airq/status.aspx – note the green NO BAN IN EFFECT for King County.
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      Of course, it’s always better for the air if you don’t use your fireplace/wood stove/etc. unless you have to, they’d tell you, so if you want to observe a voluntary personal ban, they’d probably stand up and cheer! – TR

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