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Spare The Air Alert Remains In Effect For New Year

A Bay Area wood-burning ban that continued into the New Year will remain in effect on Thursday.

01/01/2014

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Bay Area New Year’s Eve Will Be Another ‘Winter Spare The Air Day’

New Year’s Eve will be another Winter Spare the Air day, so those planning to pop open a bottle of Champagne next to a roaring fire may have to settle for a few candles instead.

12/30/2013

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Bay Area ‘Spare The Air’ Alert Issued For Sunday

For the 7th day straight, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued an alert for Sunday, which makes use of fire pits, woodstoves or manufactured fire logs illegal.

12/28/2013

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Another Spare-The-Air Alert Issued For Saturday; Wood Burning Banned

The Bay Area will start the last weekend of the year with another Spare The Air Day alert issued, and another ban on wood burning for Saturday.

12/27/2013

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20th Spare-The-Air Alert Of Season Issued For Friday

More air will be spared on Friday, as a series of “Winter Spare the Air” alerts issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District continues.

12/26/2013

Fires For Cooking Are Exempt From Bay Area Christmas Eve Wood Burning Ban (Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

Bay Area Restaurants Exempt From Spare The Air Days

The stagnant weather in the Bay Area has prompted a string of Winter Spare the Air days for the region, but not everyone has to abide by the rules.

12/25/2013

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Wood Burning Banned As Christmas Day Spare The Air Alert Issued

It’s official; Bay Area residents will not be allowed to light fires in their fireplaces on Christmas Day.

12/24/2013

Fires For Cooking Are Exempt From Bay Area Christmas Eve Wood Burning Ban (Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

What Are The Rules, Fines, And Exceptions To Christmas Eve Fireplace Wood Burning Ban?

With an unpopular “Spare the Air” advisory in place today banning all burning in fireplaces, outdoor fire pits and more, many Bay Area residents are looking for ways around the rules. Here they are.

12/24/2013

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Bay Area Spare The Air Alert On Christmas Eve, Wood Burning Banned

Put away the chestnuts; the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced that wood burning will be banned in the region on Christmas Eve—and possibly on Christmas Day, too.

12/23/2013

A fire burns at the Sims recycling plant in Redwood City on December 17, 2013. (CBS)

Weather, Redwood City Fire Prompts Extended Wood Burning Ban

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District on Tuesday issued another Winter Spare the Air alert for Wednesday, the 15th since its winter season began on Nov. 1.

12/17/2013

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