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Bay Area sees unprecedented 10th straight 'Winter Spare the Air' alert

Wood burning remains banned for all, except homes with no other heat source

A record 10th consecutive Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Tuesday (Dec. 17) by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, banning wood burning in the region.

An ongoing cold weather pattern combined with low winds have prompted the string of alerts, issued by the air district when air pollution rises to unhealthy levels.

The alert is the 14th since the district's Winter Spare the Air season began on Nov. 1 and bans wood burning both indoors and outdoors, except for homes that have no other source of heat.

First-time violators of the ban are offered a wood smoke awareness class or a $100 ticket. Subsequent violations can lead to increasing fines, according to the district.

The daily burn status in the Bay Area can be found online at the BAAQMD or Spare the Air websites, by calling (877) 4-NO-BURN or by signing up for Spare the Air mobile apps.

— Bay City News Service

Comments

Posted by Ms. I Love L.A., a resident of another community
on Dec 24, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Your "Spare the Air" is b.s. (you know what that stands for)I've lived in Marin for 12 weeks and I'm going back to PARADISE! - Los Angeles

I'm also revising Tony Bennetts "I Left My Heart in San Francisco to "I'm Not Leaving my Heart in San Francisco". Spare me the misery of living in this phony, elitist town. Anything else I have to say wouldn't be very polite.


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of another community
on Dec 29, 2013 at 4:57 pm

At least one person is pushing back. See the post at www.airnazis.org


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