The Puget Sound Clear Air Agency issued an Air Quality Burn Ban. The ban is in effect until further notice. Here’s what it entails.
Prohibited burning in King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties includes:
- No charcoal barbecues
- No burning in fire pits, chimneys, fire bowls, or other fee-standing devices
- No campfires or bonfires
- No fireplaces, uncertified wood stoves,
or uncertified inserts
- No agricultural fires
Meanwhile, we’re in the middle of the heat wave in Western Washington. Temperatures Thursday are supposed to be the hottest yet, with highs in the mid- to upper-90s. Forecasts earlier this week called for a high of 99 in Seattle; that may not be the case, as the smoke is creating a partial block from the sun.