Burn Bans http://kplu.org en Pierce County burn ban lifted http://kplu.org/post/pierce-county-burn-ban-lifted <p>Air quality is improving. The Stage One burn ban in Pierce County ends at 4 p.m. today.</p><p>During a Stage One ban, burning is prohibited in uncertified wood stoves and fire places. Outdoor fires are also not allowed.</p><p>You can learn more about burn bans and air quality at <a href="http://pscleanair.org/airq/status.aspx">pscleanair.org</a>.</p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 23:44:06 +0000 Dave Meyer 4067 at http://kplu.org Here comes the sun ... and the Pierce County burn ban http://kplu.org/post/here-comes-sun-and-pierce-county-burn-ban <p>It&#39;s great to see the sun again during this dark time of the year, but it carries a price.</p><p>The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued a Stage One Burn Ban for Pierce County, effective at 4:00 this afternoon. Outdoor fires are banned, and no burning is allowed in uncertified wood stoves and fireplaces.</p><p>The high pressure system that&#39;s bringing us sunshine through the weekend is also trapping more air pollution near the ground.</p><p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 20:12:57 +0000 Dave Meyer 4039 at http://kplu.org Stage 2 burn bans in Pierce & Snohomish counties http://kplu.org/post/stage-2-burn-bans-pierce-snohomish-counties <p>A high pressure system continues to trap air pollution near the ground, prompting the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency to elevate the burn bans in Pierce and Snohomish counties from Stage 1 to Stage 2.</p><p>Stage 1 bans remain in effect for King, Kitsap, Mason and Thurston counties.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 20:30:04 +0000 Dave Meyer 3722 at http://kplu.org It's burn ban time again http://kplu.org/post/its-burn-ban-time-again <p>The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has declared a Stage One burn ban for King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Burning is prohibited in fireplaces and uncertified wood stoves, unless the stove is the home&#39;s only adequate source of heat.</p><p>A high pressure system is bringing cold temperatures and mild winds to the region. The system keeps air pollution from dissipating, and air quality is expected to deteriorate through Friday.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 23:18:06 +0000 Dave Meyer 3686 at http://kplu.org Pierce County burn ban elevated to stage two http://kplu.org/post/pierce-county-burn-ban-elevated-stage-two <p><a href="http://www.pscleanair.org/airq/aqi.aspx">Air quality</a> is worsening in Pierce County.&nbsp;</p><p>The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has raised the burn ban in Pierce County to Stage 2. No burning is allowed in ANY wood-burning fireplaces, wood stoves, fireplace inserts (certified or uncertified) or pellet stoves.&nbsp;The only exception is if a wood stove is a home&#39;s only adequate source of heat.</p><p> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 21:46:19 +0000 Dave Meyer 3443 at http://kplu.org Light winds allow counties to lift burn bans http://kplu.org/post/light-winds-allow-counties-lift-burn-bans <p>The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is lifting the burn bans for Pierce and Snohomish counties.</p><p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 21:44:48 +0000 Dave Meyer 3386 at http://kplu.org 'Tis the season for burn bans http://kplu.org/post/tis-season-burn-bans <p>The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued its first burn ban of the season.</p><p>A large ridge of high pressure off the Pacific coast is bringing stagnant air conditions to the region.</p><p>A Stage 1 burn ban goes into effect at 5 p.m. today for Pierce and Snohomish counties and will stay in effect until further notice.</p><p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 21:12:07 +0000 Dave Meyer 3309 at http://kplu.org 'Tis the season for burn bans Puget Sound burn bans lifted http://kplu.org/post/puget-sound-burn-bans-lifted <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.4225478600985376" style="font-size: 16pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Burn bans are ending in King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 16pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The <a href="http://www.pscleanair.org/">Puget Sound Clean Air Agency</a> says air quality is improving, due to a new weather system moving into the region today. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 04 Jan 2011 23:46:25 +0000 Dave Meyer 469 at http://kplu.org