Air Quality vs. Fire Safety Burn Bans
Air quality burn bans are issued and enforced by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency when air pollution may reach or reaches unhealthy levels. Air quality burn bans typically occur during colder fall and winter months. They also may sometimes occur during the summer months if there is wildfire smoke.
Fire safety burn bans are issued by the fire marshal when dry weather conditions heighten the risk of wildfires. Fire safety burn bans are generally called during the summer and can last for several months.
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is NOT responsible for issuing or enforcing fire safety burn bans.
For more on fire safety bans, contact your county fire marshal.