The Stage 1 burn ban for Thurston County was lifted at 11 a.m. Monday.
The burn ban was put in place Saturday afternoon because of stagnant air conditions.
Under a Stage 1 ban, no burning is allowed in fireplaces or uncertified wood stoves, and all outdoor burning is prohibited, even in areas where outdoor burning is not permanently banned. Additionally, no visible smoke is allowed from any woodstove or fireplace, certified or not, beyond a 20-minute start-up period.
However, a substantial reduction in smoke output has moved air quality conditions back into the “Green” on the Washington Air Quality Advisory scale, according to the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency.
To stay up-to-date on burn bans throughout Washington, visit waburnbans.net; for all air quality issues, visit ORCAA at orcaa.org.