Burn ban declared in Pierce, Snohomish counties

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Associated Press

Posted on December 30, 2012 at 3:05 PM

SEATTLE (AP) — The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued a "stage one" burn ban in Pierce and Snohomish counties. Fires are prohibited in fireplaces and uncertified wood stoves.

KOMO-TV (http://is.gd/muyTa2 ) reports the burn ban takes effect at 5 p.m. Saturday.

The clean air agency is expecting air pollution to reach unhealthy levels for sensitive groups, especially where wood-burning is common.

The purpose of the burn ban is to reduce the amount of pollution from excessive wood smoke.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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