Air Quality Improving Across The Puget Sound Region
 
By District Secretary Jojo Weller
August 23, 2018
 

As of 1 PM today, 23 August 2018, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has lifted the air quality burn ban. Remember fire safety burn bans are still in effect which applies to ALL outdoor burning except recreational fires which must:
• be built in a metal or concrete fire pit
• not grow larger than 3-feet in diameter
• be set in a clear spot free from vegetation for at least 10-feet in width
• be at least 25-feet from any structure
• allow 20-foot high clearance from overhanging branches
• be watched at all times by an alert person with equipment capable of putting the fire out
• gas and propane stoves and barbeques are allowed under the ban

Although recreational fires are not currently banned, fire authorities emphasize the danger of open fires and ask the public to carefully consider the risk to life, safety and property during these dry conditions. This ban is in effect until further notice.