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Bay Area Air Quality Regulators Propose Fireplace Phase-Out, Ban On Wood-Burning Devices In New Homes

Bay Area air quality regulators are looking to phase out the traditional fireplace and forcing homeowners to swap out their wood-burning devices before selling or renting.

03/23/2015

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Spare The Air Days Cause Drop In Business For Firewood Business

The wood burning ban prompted by consecutive Spare The Air days in the Bay Area caused a drop in business for at least one firewood business along the Peninsula.

01/04/2015

13-year old Nicholas Dillon recovers in a hospital after a fireplace collapsed on him during an earthquake in Napa. (CBS)

Teenager Crushed By Chimney In Napa Earthquake Speaks From Hospital Bed

A teenager who was seriously injured in a magnitude 6.0 earthquake is telling his story from the hospital bed where he is recovering.

08/26/2014

Smoggy Air

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

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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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Winter Spare-The-Air Alert Issued For Saturday

Another Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Saturday, the fourth regional wood-burning ban this week by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

11/29/2013

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Bay Area Regulators Get Tough On Winter Wood Burning

As the weather starts to turn colder, the cozy feeling of sitting by a roaring fireplace could lead to a stiff fine if that fire is burning during a winter Spare the Air alert, air quality officials said.

10/25/2012

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Pollution Down As Bay Area Winter Spare The Air Days End

The Winter Spare the Air season has ended, and there’s good news to report, as pollution levels from wood burning are down in the Bay Area.

03/01/2012

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Bay Area Residents Asked Not To Burn Wood

Bay Area residents have been asked not to burn wood Sunday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

02/05/2012

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