Burn bans in Pierce, King, Snohomish counties called off

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has called off burn bans that had been in place in Pierce, King and Snohomish counties.

“Effective immediately, all burn bans are being lifted in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, as well as Darrington,” the Clean Air Agency said in a release issued Saturday morning. “With the help of rain and wind, air pollution levels everywhere dropped to ‘good’ or ‘lower moderate’ last night.”

While forecasters expect only light winds during the day and evening Saturday, an approaching weather system should increase winds and rain late Saturday and into Sunday, according to Clean Air agency spokeswoman Joanne Todd.

“This will again help disperse our air pollution and keep levels low for the next two to three days,” Todd said.