A Stage 1 burn ban goes into effect tomorrow, Wednesday, January 14, 2009. The effect is due to air stagnation which reduced the air quality to be "unhealthy for sensitive groups".
Stage 1. During a Stage 1 burn ban:
No burning is allowed in fireplaces and uncertified wood stoves, unless it is your only adequate source of heat. This includes the use of manufactured logs such as Duraflame or Javalogs.
You can use pellet stoves, EPA-certified wood stoves and natural gas or propane fireplaces.
- No visible smoke is allowed from any solid fuel burning devices, beyond a 20 minute start-up period.
Stage 2. During a Stage 2 burn ban:
No burning is allowed in any fireplace, pellet stove or wood stove (certified or not), unless it is your only adequate source of heat.
You can use natural gas or propane fireplaces.
- No visible smoke is allowed from any solid fuel burning device at any time.
This burn ban does not affect ceremonial or cultural fires, such as the ones at the Tribes longhouse. Also, this burn ban will remain in effect until the air quality in our area improves and the burn ban is lifted. It is currently forecast to last until Sunday, January 17, 2009
If you have any questions in this matter please call Jason Gobin at (360)716-4370 or on his cell at (425) 931-1053.