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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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20th Bay Area Winter Spare The Air Alert Of The Season Declared For Saturday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued the 20th winter spare the air alert of the season for Saturday, the agency said Friday. It’s the third consecutive alert this week.

01/17/2015

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Is Burning A Fire At Home Really Contributing To Bad Air Quality?

When wood and other solid fuels are burned, the smoke contains fine particulate air pollution can pass deep into the lungs and cause serious health effects to the public.

01/12/2015

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11th Day Of Bad Air Ties ‘Spare The Air’ Record, Unhealthy Conditions To Continue

17 Spare The Air Alerts, 11 In a row tie the record.

01/12/2015

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GRAPHIC: Top Bay Area Counties With The Most Illegal Wood Burning Complaints

As the Bay Area is on track to meet last year’s record of 11 Spare the Air days in a row, neighbors are complaining more than last year about alleged wood burning offenders.

01/08/2015

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Bay Area Wood Burning Banned For 5th Straight Spare The Air Day

Another Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Tuesday, the fifth day in a row that wood burning will be banned in the Bay Area.

01/05/2015

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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

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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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Cold Snap Continues This Weekend With More Subfreezing Temperatures

The new year cold snap isn’t wrapping up quite yet with freezing temperatures possible once again for most of the Bay Area Friday night and Saturday morning.

01/02/2015

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First Spare The Air Days Announced For 2015

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Friday and Saturday as the first Spare the Air days for smog in 2015.

01/01/2015

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