A burn ban is in effect for all of Snohomish County.
People are temporarily banned from using fireplaces and most wood stoves, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.
The ban is due to cold, stagnant weather and high levels of air pollution, officials said. Residential wood burning could create unhealthy environmental conditions.
People are allowed to use a wood stove only if it is the home’s sole source of heat. No outdoor fires are allowed. Wood stoves that are EPA-certified are OK.
People who are sensitive to air pollution should limit their time outdoors until conditions change.
For more information, go to www.pscleanair.org.