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Burn Ban lifted

The King County Fire Marshal's office has lifted the burn ban,

effective Friday, Oct. 1. The burn ban should not go back into effect until

early summer 2000.

The burn ban is lifted in areas outside the jurisdiction of the

Puget Sound Air Pollution Control Agency. The PSAPCA is the air quality

authority for the greater Puget Sound area and restricts burning in the

more urban, densely populated areas.

Burning in King County, outside PSAPCA boundaries, requires a

permit from your local fire district. The following regulations apply:

• Only natural vegetation shall be burned. The fire shall not

contain any rubber products, asphalt products, petroleum products, plastics,

garbage, dead animals or other waste material.

• Persons and equipment capable of extinguishing the fire shall be

on the burn site and in attendance at all times.

• A distance of 50 feet must be maintained between the burn pile

and any structure or combustible material.

To find out if you are outside of the PSAPCA jurisdiction, please

call (800) 552-3565. Your local fire district will also have a map showing

King County and PSAPCA boundaries.

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