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Stage 2 Burn Ban Lifted for Pierce and Other Counties

December 14, 2009

| TACOMA | December 13, 2009 | The Stage 2 burn ban issued on December 8 for Snohomish County and December 9 for King, Kitsap and Pierce counties is lifted, effective at 10:00 a.m., December 13, 2009.

The current weather pattern has brought improved mixing and dispersion of fine particle pollution. As a result, air quality has improved sufficiently to allow the lifting our Stage 2 burn ban. Good air quality conditions are expected for the next 72 hours.

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 Website 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 emit 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. If you choose to heat with wood, maximize energy and minimize pollution with these helpful tips.

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