The air quality in Western Washington is degrading as cold clear weather continues so the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) is asking residents in Mason, Jefferson, Grays Harbor, Clallam, and Pacific counties to voluntarily reduce or stop using wood stoves and fireplaces. A Stage 2 Burn bans are in effect in Thurston and Pierce counties which means ALL burning is prohibited there. This means NO wood stoves, fireplaces or pellet stoves may be used unless they are the occupants’ sole source of heat.
A 27-year-old Shelton man died Wednesday after falling from a moving vehicle in Olympia. About 4 PM, Olympia Police responded to Harrison Avenue near Yauger Way and found Adam Joe Allen lying on the street. He was transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital where he later died. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday as the investigation into the incident continues but no foul play is suspected.