Spare The Air Alert
A Spare the Air smog alert has been issued for Monday due to unhealthy levels of smog and smoke in the air, and residents are being advised both to limit their exposure to the unhealthy conditions and avoid making them worse.
Wildfire Smoke Blankets Bay Area But Vehicle Exhaust Is Main Culprit In Sunday’s Spare The Air Alert
Smoke from Northern California wildfires hung over the Bay Area on Saturday and a Spare the Air alert was issued for Sunday, though officials said it was ozone — not smoke — that prompted the warning.
The alert puts into effect a ban on burning wood, manufactured fire logs and other solid fuels for 24 hours.
The 10th Winter Spare the Air Alert this season has been issued for Monday.
A third consecutive Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Sunday due to poor air quality.
The Bay Area is experiencing a winter with some of the worst air quality in years as a fourth consecutive “Winter Spare the Air” day was announced for Friday.
A Bay Area wood-burning ban that continued into the New Year will remain in effect on Thursday.
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.
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.
The fourth consecutive “Winter Spare the Air” alert has been issued for Thursday.