The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a burn ban Friday on various tribal lands in Washington, including the Puyallup Indian Reservation.
The burn ban, attributed to stagnant air conditions, applies to all outdoor and agricultural burning, including camping and recreational fires within reservation boundaries. Ceremonial and traditional fires are exempt from the burn ban if they are considered necessary.
In addition to the Puyallup reservation, the ban applies to Tulalip, Stillaguamish and Sauk-Suiattle reservation lands. A ban was already in effect for the Yakama Nation Reservation.
For current burn ban status, visit waburnbans.net, or contact EPA at 1-800-424-4372.