Spare the Air Day
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.
A Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Tuesday—the second straight day wood burning has been banned by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Bay Area air quality is forecast to reach unhealthy levels for a third day in a row, prompting another Spare the Air alert for Monday, according to Bay Area air quality officials.
A Spare the Air alert has been issued for Saturday by Bay Area air quality officials. The alert, issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, means that air quality is expected to be poor and residents are advised to reduce driving and avoid outdoor activities during the hottest parts of the day.
People who are sensitive to unhealthy air are advised to limit their time outdoors, particularly in the afternoon hours.
Saturday has been declared the first Spare the Air day of the summer season, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
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.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Sunday, banning fires in the Bay Area on Christmas Day.
Those who burn wood during Winter Spare the Air days are first given a warning, then fined for the second offense.