The Olympic Region Clean Air Agency has issued a Stage 2 Burn Ban for Thurston County. Under a Stage 2 ban, no burning is allowed in fireplaces or wood stoves (certified and uncertified), and all outdoor burning is prohibited. The ban will be lifted only after a change in weather arrives to improve the air quality.
U.S. Highway 101 has been reopened after a slide blocked both lanes about a mile south of Hoodsport Sunday morning. The slide occurred about 11 AM. The Highway was reopened just before 4 PM.
An explosion occurred Sunday at the home of Josh Powell, who is a person of interest in the disappearance of his wife, Susan Powell. Graham Deputy Fire Chief Gary Franz said at about a quarter to one, Powell was having a home visitation with his two young boys when the caseworker – who was outside – smelled gas. A short time later the home exploded.