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13th Spare the Air alert of the season issued for Wednesday

Weather conditions forecast for Wednesday are expected to create unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area, and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued the region's 13th Winter Spare the Air Alert of the season.

Wood burning, both indoors and outdoors, will be illegal all day Wednesday.

District officials said that with the chilly, still weather patterns, air near the ground is cooled. A layer of warmer air is created higher up, which traps pollution close to ground level, according to the district.

During winter months, wood smoke is the leading cause of air pollution in the Bay Area, district officials said.

More information about the ban can be found at www.sparetheair.org

or by calling (877) 4NO-BURN (466-2876).

Those wishing to receive automatic phone calls when a Winter Spare the Air alert is issued can register for the alerts by calling (800) 430-1515.

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Posted by George
a resident of Alamo
on Jan 11, 2012 at 6:38 am

Sounds like it'll be a good night to burn a bit of oak.


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Posted by FanDanville
a resident of Danville
on Jan 11, 2012 at 10:04 am

Cough, cough, cough, cough.
Help.........I'm dy--------ing!
(Not!)

Over-reactionary, environ-Nazis!
How much of this BS legislation/regulation are we going to put up with?
How much does this Spare The Air bureaucracy cost us?

The Spirt of Indians past is so sad today: there are no campfires burning in the valley.


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