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1918 - Box-office superstar William S. Hart promotes 4th series of Liberty Loan (World War I) bonds, which went on sale Sept. 28 [story]
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The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a residential no-burn alert effective Wednesday, January 3 through midnight on Thursday, January 4, 2018, for all those living in the South Coast Air Basin, which includes Orange County and non-desert portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

SCAQMD reminds residents in these areas that burning wood in their fireplaces or any indoor or outdoor wood-burning device is prohibited today and tomorrow through midnight on Thursday. The no-burn rule prohibits burning wood as well as manufactured fire logs, such as those made from wax or paper.

No-burn alerts are mandatory in order to protect public health when levels of fine particulate air pollution in the region are forecast to be high. Smoke from wood burning can cause health problems. Particles in wood smoke – also known as fine particulate matter or PM2.5 – can get deep into the lungs and cause respiratory problems (including asthma attacks), increases in emergency room visits and hospitalizations.

Residents can help reduce the harmful health effects of wood smoke by signing up to receive e-mail alerts at www.AirAlerts.org to learn when a mandatory no-burn alert is issued.

SCAQMD’s no-burn alerts do not apply to mountain communities above 3,000 feet in elevation, the Coachella Valley, or the High Desert. Homes that rely on wood as a sole source of heat, low-income households and those without natural gas service also are exempt from the requirement. Gas and other non-wood burning fireplaces are not restricted.

SCAQMD’s Check Before You Burn program is in effect from November through the end of February when particulate levels are highest.

A link to additional information and an interactive no-burn alert map is available at www.AirAlerts.org. For 24-hour recorded Check Before You Burn information, call (866) 966-3293.

SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for Orange County and major portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

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4 Comments

  1. Richard says:

    No one will tell me what I can and cannot do in my private residence! Straight tripping!

  2. Travis Levy says:

    LMAO if air quality is so bad that we are restricted from our fire pits and chimneys then why are we building 21,000 more homes? In the average house hold were are going to be looking at 42,000 more cars on the road but our city is worried about fire pits and chimneys LOL

  3. SCVTeam says:

    Right?

  4. Kevin says:

    I know that people think they have a right to burn wood but I have another perspective. Only one fool in my neighborhood burns wood. It is my neighbor naturally. He makes a gigantic plume of smoke and it goes right in my windows. I shut them but I can’t go outside. I have asthma and I can’t breathe at all with this. It chokes my entire family. The neighbor thinks he is saving money by burning wood instead of using gas. That is ridiculous. I have the same type of fireplace and no amount of logs in it will warm the house. I put in a gas log and it is good for what the fool actually wants, the look of a fire. Hot ashes fall on my property from the fool’s fireplace because he doesn’t have a spark arrestor and the city will do nothing about it. We don’t need wood fireplaces anymore. I don’t like regulations either but this man is ruining my life. In the summer we get the terrible brush fires and in the winter I get this. No escape from noxious smoke and fumes.

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