Stage 2 burn ban issued for Snohomish County

header_logoA Stage 2 burn ban is now in effect for Snohomish County, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. The agency issues air quality burn bans when air pollution rises — or is forecast to reach — unhealthy levels.

During a Stage 2 burn ban:

– No burning is allowed in ANY wood-burning fireplaces, wood stoves or fireplace inserts (certified or uncertified) or pellet stoves. Residents should rely instead on their home’s other, cleaner source of heat (such as their furnace or electric baseboard heaters) for a few days until air quality improves, the public health risk diminishes and the ban is cancelled. The only exception is if a wood stove is a home’s only adequate source of heat.
– No outdoor fires are allowed. This includes recreational fires such as bonfires, campfires and the use of fire pits and chimineas.
– Burn ban violations are subject to a $1,000 penalty.

It is OK to use natural gas and propane stoves or inserts during a Stage 2 burn ban.

You can learn more here.

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