Stage 1 Burn Ban continues for King county

Thursday, August 3, 2017

All outdoor burning is prohibited in King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties until air quality improves.

Photo taken Wednesday from Innis Arden
Photo by Lee Lageschulte


Significant wildfire smoke from British Columbia remains in our region, and is expected through Friday. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is continuing a Stage 1 air quality burn ban for King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.

This ban is in effect until further notice.

Same view on a clear day
Photo by Lee Lageschulte


With winds from British Columbia moving wildfire smoke into our region, air pollution levels have become UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS and UNHEALTHY in many parts of Puget Sound. We expect these conditions to continue at least through Friday and possibly longer.

The purpose of the burn ban is to reduce any additional harm to sensitive populations and the general public from excess air pollution, in addition to existing fire safety burn bans. The Clean Air Agency will continue to closely monitor the situation for purposes of air quality burn bans.

Visit pscleanair.org/burnban to view the current burn ban status, download our mobile app, and to find other burn ban alert options for your area.


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