King County burn ban off again

It looks like the notice slipped by us yesterday, but the burn ban is off again, as of 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21. Yes, this means you can burn your Christmas trees, roast chestnuts over an open fire and heat your hot cocoa with a small wood-fire.

And this time, finally, it looks like the burn ban will stay off, as the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency predicts that tomorrow will bring us "Good" air quality. It has been "Moderate" for the better part of this last week or so, meaning that pollutants could cause moderate health concern for people especially sensitive.

And while the dry weather has been nice for bicycling and sunset strolls, tomorrow will bring 90 percent chance of rain and 14 mph winds, which should help clean up all this air.

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