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Puget Sound Clean Air Agency lifts burn ban

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The Stage 1 burn ban for King County issued on January 1 is lifted, effective at 5:00 p.m. January 4, 2011.

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The Stage 1 burn ban for King County issued on January 1 is lifted, effective at 5:00 p.m. January 4, 2011.

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency meteorologists anticipate air quality will improve by tomorrow in King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish Counties, thanks to a new weather system moving into the region later today.

We appreciate the public's cooperation with the burn ban, and encourage people to check current air quality conditions and air quality forecasts at our Web site www.pscleanair.org/ before they burn. Conditions can change quickly this time of year.

For those who heat with wood, please remember that it is always illegal to produce excess chimney smoke and to smoke out your neighbor. You know you are burning properly when you do not see any smoke coming from your chimney. To learn more about the most efficient and cleanest burning techniques, visit http://www.pscleanair.org/priorities/woodheating/Pages/burnbasics.aspx .

For additional information regarding burn bans or other air quality topics, visit www.pscleanair.org .

For more information on local fire restrictions, the public can call the King County Fire Marshal Division at 206-296-6763 or 1-800-323-BURN. To monitor the status of this burn ban, log onto the DPER Web site at: kingcounty.gov//depts/permitting-environmental-review/fire-marshal.aspx.