Stage 1 burn ban announced for King County

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.

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2 Replies to "Stage 1 burn ban announced for King County"

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    935 December 8, 2013 (6:02 pm)

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

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    LyndaB December 8, 2013 (11:20 pm)

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

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