Stage 1 burn ban announced for King County

December 8, 2013 at 11:43 am | In West Seattle news | 2 Comments

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency just announced a Stage 1 burn ban starting at noon today. Here’s what that means:

*No burning is allowed in fireplaces or uncertified wood 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, propane, pellet and EPA-certified wood stoves or inserts during a Stage 1 burn ban.

2 Comments

  1. Booooooooo!!!!
    Crisp clear nights are PERFECT for a fire :(

    Comment by 935 — 6:02 pm December 8, 2013 #

  2. We had it started already when I came upon this on the blog. Oops!

    Comment by LyndaB — 11:20 pm December 8, 2013 #

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