Spare The Air Alert

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Smog, Smoke, Heat Trigger Spare The Air Alert For Monday

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.

08/16/2015

A plume of smoke from the Jerusalem Fire in Lake County. (CBS)

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.

08/15/2015

Smoggy Air

Sunday Marks Bay Area’s 22nd Spare The Air Alert This Season

The alert puts into effect a ban on burning wood, manufactured fire logs and other solid fuels for 24 hours.

01/25/2015

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Bay Area’s 4th Straight Spare The Air Alert Issued For Monday

The 10th Winter Spare the Air Alert this season has been issued for Monday.

01/04/2015

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Spare The Air Alert Issued For Sunday

A third consecutive Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Sunday due to poor air quality.

01/03/2015

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Lingering Dry Weather Prompts Another Spare The Air Day Friday

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.

01/03/2014

fireplace

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

fireplace, fire, hearth

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

Smoggy Air

4th Straight Spare-The-Air Alert Issued For Thursday

The fourth consecutive “Winter Spare the Air” alert has been issued for Thursday.

12/25/2013

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