Spare the air
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.
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.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced that Thursday will be another “Spare the Air” day.
Saturday has been declared the first Spare the Air day of the summer season, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
The Bay Area’s topography has helped it maintain better overall air quality than other parts of the state, this according to an annual report out from the American Lung Association. But there are still a lot of things individuals can do to help us breathe easier.
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.
Bay Area residents have been asked not to burn wood Sunday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Another Spare the Air Day has been announced by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for Thursday, the 14th for this winter season.
Two more winter Spare the Air alerts were issued over this past holiday weekend, and once again hundreds of complaints were made about people burning wood fires in their homes.
This winter’s string of Spare the Air Days will continue Monday, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced Sunday.