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1. What is a burn ban?
2. Who can issue a burn ban?
3. Why do you call burn bans?
4. Where do you call burn bans?
5. How are burn ban conditions determined?
6. It’s windy outside. Why is there a burn ban?
7. The Air Quality Index (AQI) says air quality is “good/moderate.” Why is there a burn ban?
8. Why does a burn ban apply to the entire county? How can every area in the county have unhealthy air?
9. Why are there so many more burn bans for Pierce and Snohomish counties but not in the major metropolitan areas in King County? Is Seattle air cleaner?
10. Why does Pierce County now have three different burn ban “zones”?
11. How can I find out when a burn ban has been issued or cancelled?
12. What’s the difference between a Stage 1 and Stage 2 burn ban?
13. How do you know if I’m violating the burn ban?
14. What is the penalty for violating a burn ban?
15. What’s the difference between an air quality and fire safety burn ban?
16. How can I tell if my wood stove or fireplace insert is certified?
17. What if I rely on my wood stove because my primary electric/oil/propane heat is too expensive?
18. What does "adequate source of heat" mean?
19. What if burning wood is the only way I can heat my home?