West Seattle weather: Countywide burn ban going up to Stage 2

November 25, 2013 at 12:03 pm | In Environment, Health, West Seattle news | 2 Comments

As of 2 pm, King County will be under a Stage 2 burn ban, elevated from yesterday’s announcement. Here’s what the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency says that means:

*No burning is allowed in ANY wood-burning fireplaces, wood stoves or fireplace inserts (certified or uncertified) or pellet stoves. Residents should rely instead on their home’s other, cleaner source of heat (such as their furnace or electric baseboard heaters) for a few days until air quality improves, the public health risk diminishes and the ban is cancelled. The only exception is if a wood stove is a home’s only adequate source of heat.

*No outdoor fires are allowed. This includes recreational fires such as bonfires, campfires and the use of fire pits and chimineas.

*Burn ban violations are subject to a $1,000 penalty.

*It is OK to use natural gas and propane stoves or inserts during a Stage 2 burn ban.

This might not last too long – breezes up to 15 mph are in the forecast for tomorrow, and possible rain on Thursday night.

2 Comments

  1. So how do you best report violators? Calling 911 seems like a waste of their precious time and resources.

    Comment by Gatewood mom — 4:51 pm November 25, 2013 #

  2. Gatewood mom, Here’s info on how to report:

    http://www.pscleanair.org/airq/burnban/faqs.aspx#ReportBBV

    .

    Mike

    Comment by miws — 8:22 pm November 25, 2013 #

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