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Burn ban lifted – again

Posted by Meghan Walker on August 11th, 2017

Beach bonfires can be added to your weekend agenda: the air quality burn ban has been lifted for King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency says smoke levels have reduced to moderate or good in most areas.  “Winds have reversed, and we expect the British Columbia wildfire smoke to blow east again for the next couple weeks.  That means we return to our more typical summertime good air quality,” the agency said in a statement.

The wildfires in British Columbia are expected to continue until the fall rains arrive, so smoke could return with another high pressure system. However, the outlook for the next couple weeks should bring cooler weather and bit of rain, which should help clear the air. 

Visit to view the current burn ban status.

Photo by Joe Mabel via Wikimedia Commons

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