The resurgence of wildfire smoke has the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency bringing back a Stage 1 Burn Ban, as of 2 pm today, two days after the previous one was lifted. From the official announcement:

No burning during a Stage 1 air quality burn ban including:
• No charcoal barbeques or similar solid fuel devices
• No fire pits, chimineas, fire bowls, or similar free-standing devices
• No campfires or bonfires
• No fireplaces, uncertified wood stoves, or uncertified inserts*
• No agricultural fires (as described in the agricultural burn permit)
• Local fire districts do not grant Native American ceremonial fire permits outside of tribal
lands during air quality burn bans.
It is OK to use natural gas and propane grills, stoves, or inserts during a Stage 1 burn ban.
* The only exception to using fireplaces and uncertified wood stoves or inserts, is if the homeowner has a
previously approved ‘No Other Adequate Source of Heat’ exemption from the Clean Air Agency

Meantime, here’s the latest on the B.C. wildfires.

2 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Burn ban's back"

  • flimflam August 8, 2017 (4:23 pm)

    so ridiculous that it was lifted in the first place. glad sanity has prevailed – for now.

  • Enid August 9, 2017 (6:33 am)

    Didn’t stop the pyros next door from stoking up the firepit.  Who in their right mind, on a hot, smoke-filled evening, decides to have a fire?  I encountered several people yesterday morning who were having respiratory problems. 

    Did not realize that the Board of Directors for Puget Sound Clean Air Agency consists of mostly politicians.  Dow Constantine is a member, and I emailed him about the ban.  Don’t know if it helped, but something to know for the future.

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