Air pollution levels are improving quickly in the Puget Sound region, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, and the Stage 1 burn ban for King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties is lifted as of 1 p.m. August 23, 2018.
“We are seeing good air quality again in many locations. We still see some smoke in Snohomish County that should clear out in the next couple hours,” the department said in a press release. “However, Darrington still has air pollution levels that are unhealthy for everyone and will take more time to clear. With many fires expected to burn into September, we may continue to see smoke impacts as weather patterns shift, potentially as early as Monday for a day or two.”
You can check the agency’s website forecast and discussion for the most up-to-date conditions, as well as how to prepare for wildfire smoke. To receive text updates on wildfires smoke changes, text WILDFIRES to 313131.
Also check with your county fire marshal for more information.