October 18, 1999
King County fire marshal lifts burn ban
The King County Fire Marshal's Office lifted the burn ban on October 1, 1999. A 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 and the following regulations apply:
To find out if you are outside of the PSAPCA jurisdiction, please call 1-800-552-3565. Your local fire district will also have a map showing King County and PSAPCA boundaries.
- 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 materials.
- 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.