Burn bans called in Pierce, Snohomish and King counties

SEATTLE (AP) — Burn bans have been called in Pierce, Snohomish and King counties until air quality improves.

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued a stage two burn ban for Greater Pierce County and Snohomish County and a stage one burn ban for King County.

Clear, cold, and calm weather conditions are expected to continue at least into Sunday, and unhealthy air is expected to linger.

During a stage one burn ban, burning is allowed in pellet stoves and EPA certified wood stoves and inserts. In a stage two burn ban, all wood burning is prohibited.

The Pierce County ban is for some, but not all, residents of the county. For more information visit www.pscleanair.org/burnban .