Some smoke around Pierce County Wednesday was from controlled burns, according to tweets from the state Department of Natural Resources. Residents can follow them at @waDNR_fire to get burn updates via twitter.
• NEW #WaWILDFIRE - today Sept. 18, Glacial Heritage controlled burn, NW of Rainier, smoke may be visible from HWY 507 & 510 and I-5The agency also lifted its statewide burn ban on DNR protected lands Wednesday, due to lower temperatures and increased rain that lessened fire danger.
• NEW #WaWILDFIRE - today Sept. 18, #JBLM Fish & Wildlife controlled burn starting 1pm - 1/2m NW of Military & Rainier Rd (Pierce County), species/habitat preservation @JBLM_PAO
This does not affect local fire restrictions, which can be checked here.