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Wood Burning Banned As Christmas Day Spare The Air Alert Issued

It’s official; Bay Area residents will not be allowed to light fires in their fireplaces on Christmas Day.

12/24/2013

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Bay Area Spare The Air Alert On Christmas Eve, Wood Burning Banned

Put away the chestnuts; the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced that wood burning will be banned in the region on Christmas Eve—and possibly on Christmas Day, too.

12/23/2013

Clouds pass over the San Francisco skyline on November 4, 2011 in Sausalito, California. The San Francisco Bay Area will see mostly cloudy skies that will lead to a chance of showers in the afternoon. Daytime highs will reach into the upper 50s. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Odd Bay Area December Weather Setting Records

Rarely does sunny and dry weather come with so many oddities, but this extremely dry weather will soon set some all-time records here in the Bay Area.

12/18/2013

A fire burns at the Sims recycling plant in Redwood City on December 17, 2013. (CBS)

Weather, Redwood City Fire Prompts Extended Wood Burning Ban

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District on Tuesday issued another Winter Spare the Air alert for Wednesday, the 15th since its winter season began on Nov. 1.

12/17/2013

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Bay Area Spare The Air Alert, Wood Burning Ban Enters 10th Day

A 10th consecutive Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Tuesday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, banning wood burning in the region.

12/16/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: A view of downtown San Francsisco and the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on September 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Spare The Air Alert Issued For Sunday

A “Winter Spare the Air” alert has been issued for Sunday.

12/14/2013

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District ran a live fire training exercise on December 12, 2013, a Winter Spare the Air Day. (CBS)

Menlo Park Firefighters Stage Live Fire Training Amid Spare The Air Alert

A Bay Area fire department is under scrutiny for staging a live fire training exercise, while residents have been banned from wood burning for several days due to poor air quality.

12/13/2013

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6th Straight Bay Area Winter Spare The Air Alert Issued For Friday

Yet again, Bay Area residents are being asked to leave their fireplaces and wood stoves unlit during a sixth consecutive “Winter Spare the Air” day on Friday.

12/12/2013

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5th Straight Spare The Air Alert, Wood Burning Banned Yet Again

For the fifth day in a row, Bay Area residents on Thursday will have to refrain from lighting up the fireplace or other wood burning sources during yet another Winter Spare the Air alert.

12/11/2013

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Bay Area Winter Spare-The-Air Alert Tuesday, Wood Burning Ban Extended

Another Winter Spare the Air Day has been called for Tuesday, prohibiting all wood burning in the Bay Area for another 24-hour period, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

12/09/2013

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