There’s a burn ban in effect in much of the Puget Sound area (http://www.pscleanair.org/airq/burnban/default.aspx), but many of my neighbors ignore it. Often the air is thick with smoke that burns my eyes. So much for the great environment of the Northwest!

See also What is a burn ban? and http://www.pscleanair.org/airq/status.aspx.
Video:
“Where There’s Smoke, There’s Sickness: Wood Smoke a Big NW Pollution Source” –KCTS 9