Starting Monday, check the air quality in Southern California before lighting the log fire or fire pit.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District’s annual “Check Before You Burn” season begins Monday and runs through February 28th. That means
Regulators will declare “No-Burn Days” if house fires occur
The smoke from chimneys in residential buildings is a major contributor to particulate matter in the South Coast Air Basin in winter. A total of 25 No-Burn Days were announced last winter.
Here’s what you should know.
- When a No-Burn Day is declared, wood burning in living chimneys, stoves or outdoor fireplaces is prohibited for 24 hours.
- The restrictions are most common on “ calm and cool winter days ”, according to the AQMD, when wood burning can bring air quality into the unhealthy range.
- Click here to view the AQMD’s Check Before Your Burn card.
- You cannot sign up for any burn warnings here.
- Download the AQMD mobile app here.
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