Burn ban lifted by King County Fire Marshal's office

Editor's note: the following is a press release issued Tuesday morning.

In concert with Pierce, Kitsap and Mason counties and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, The King County Fire Marshal’s Office lifted the burn ban this morning at 9 a.m. The burn ban is lifted in areas outside the jurisdiction of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. The Clean Air Agency is the air quality authority for the greater Puget Sound area and restricts burning in the more urban, densely populated areas.

Burning in King County, outside of the Clean Air Agency boundaries, requires a permit from your local fire district and the following regulations apply:

• Only natural vegetation shall be burned. The fire shall not contain any rubber products, asphalt products, petroleum products, plastics, garbage, dead animals or other waste materials.

• Persons and equipment capable of extinguishing the fire shall be on the burn site and in attendance at all times.

• A distance of 50 feet must be maintained between the burn pile and any structure or combustible material.

To find out if you are outside of the jurisdiction of the Clean Air Agency, call 1-800-552-3565. Your local fire district will also have a map showing boundaries.

For more information on local fire restrictions, the public can call the King County Fire Marshal’s Office at 206-296-6675, your local fire district, or 1-800-323-BURN.

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