SANTA MONICA, CA — The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a no-burn alert in Santa Monica this week.
The warning was issued Monday for people living in the South Coast Air Basin, which includes Orange County and non-desert parts of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Due to the AQMD predicted elevated levels of particulate matter, residents are prohibited from burning wood or manufactured firelogs in indoor or outdoor wood-burning fireplaces and stoves in residential buildings.
South Coast AQMD is reminding residents of these areas that burning wood in their fireplaces or other indoor and outdoor wood burning appliances is prohibited during the mandatory wood burning ban. The no-burn rule prohibits the burning of wood and manufactured firelogs, such as firewood. B. those made of wax or paper.
South Coast AQMD’s no-burn-day warnings do not apply to mountain communities above 3,000 feet, the Coachella Valley, or the High Desert. Households that rely on wood as the sole heat source, households with low incomes and households without a natural gas supply are also exempt from the obligation. Gas and other non-wood burning fireplaces are not restricted.