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October 24, 2022 Clallam County Fire Safety Burn Ban is lifted, effective Oct. 24, 2022
Effective October 24, 2024, Clallam County burn ban has been lifted.  Recreational fires, residential burns and permitted debris burns are now allowed. Urban Growth areas, including
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October 17, 2022 Wildfire Smoke lingers around Puget Sound and Hood Canal areas
There’s good news for some ORCAA communities. For Pacific and Grays Harbor Counties, onshore winds should clear out the wildfire smoke that plagued us
October 14, 2022 Residents asked to avoid burning this weekend
Wildfire smoke from fires around the Pacific Northwest has settled into western Washington, and it will likely linger through the weekend and even into early
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October 13, 2022 Wildfire Smoke may make another appearance this week
Despite the change in seasons, wildfires still rage out of control in many areas, and smoke from those fires will likely impact ORCAA’s jurisdiction
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October 5, 2022 Thurston County’s annual summer Burn Ban lifted, caution still advised
Just because you can burn yard waste doesn’t mean you should. Burning at any time adds to the air pollution levels in your local
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September 30, 2022 New mobile app puts air quality awareness in your hands
As we enter the autumn burning season – when both outdoor burning and indoor home-heating with wood is on the rise – it’s important for people
September 21, 2022 Wildfire Smoke possible in some areas this week
The Bolt Fire continues to burn along the Highway 2 corridor west of Stevens Pass and smoke from that fire could impact Thurston County and areas
September 16, 2022 Mason County lifts recreational fire ban
Due to improving atmospheric conditions of lower temperatures and higher humidity levels, on Thursday, September 15, 2022, the National Fire Danger Rating System was lowered from Very
September 13, 2022 Clallam & Mason Counties increase Burn Restrictions to include recreational fires
The Fire Marshals for Clallam and Mason Counties have announced new Burn Restrictions for their counties. The new BURN BANS now include ALL FORMS of
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September 10, 2022 Areas of wildfire smoke to linger through the weekend
The effects of the northeast winds and heat that closed out the work week continue to be felt throughout western Washington this weekend – especially in

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