On July 12, a burn ban took effect for unincorporated Pierce County. Visit Pierce County's website for details.
Know when not to burn—sign up for alerts.
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency enforces burn bans countywide and calls them when:
- Air quality is unhealthy.
- Fire hazard exists because of dry conditions.
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency can issue fines up to $2,500. Steps you can take to avoid fines and help our community meet federal air quality standards:
- Sign up for burn ban alerts.
- Apply for the right to burn during a ban if burning wood is your only source of heat.
Contact the Outdoor Air Program at (253) 798-4540 for more information or visit Air Safe Pierce County.