MYSTERY SOLVED: About that smoke seen across the Sound

(Thursday photo by Gary Jones)

Lots of questions on Thursday about that smoke visible from West Seattle, looking across Puget Sound to the Olympic Mountains’ foothills. Some were sure it was an early wildfire, but we and others searched for info, to no avail. We finally inquired with the Olympic National Forest and got a reply this morning: Pile-burning, from clearing of private land.

3 Replies to "MYSTERY SOLVED: About that smoke seen across the Sound"

  • Karen February 21, 2020 (3:15 pm)

    Where they doing that yesterday?  I could smell that last night.  The air smelled like someone had been setting off those old cap guns from the 70s.

  • anonyme February 23, 2020 (9:13 am)

    This is not OK.  Laws governing burning of all kinds need to be revisited and revised to reflect the current global crisis.

  • Kb February 27, 2020 (10:44 pm)

    This is from gene coulon park facing the olympic mountain ranges, mysterious giant line of smoke that steadily moved upward in the sky, th 2.27.20 630pm

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