– “Everyone can do a bit for spring air”
“Spring has arrived, and smoke from wood stoves should die down soon. In the down side, smoke from yard debris fires is likely to increase as rains let up and homeowners tackle the winter’s mess in earnest.
That is why we are sharing a few suggestions from the Olympia Region Clean Air Agency. Your family and neighbors may breathe easier.
First, outdoor burning is strictly off limits for residents inside Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Yelm, Tenino, Rainier, Grand Mound and Bucoda, as well as their urban growth areas.
Burning of household trash anywhere is illegal and subject to fines of up to $14,915. Barrel fires are also prohibited because the contents don’t burn cleanly.
However, outdoor burn piles smaller than 4-feet in diameter are allowed in rural areas with a permit from Oct. 1 to until July 14. The yearly county ban on outdoor fires is in effect from July 15 through Oct. 1,” The Olympian Editorial Board.