Winter Spare the Air
The alert puts into effect a ban on burning wood, manufactured fire logs and other solid fuels for 24 hours.
The 10th Winter Spare the Air Alert this season has been issued for Monday.
30 Spare the Air alerts were issued during the past winter season, with 267 people being cited for violating the no-wood-burning rule.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District on Friday issued a wood-burning ban for Saturday, the 30th such ban in the region during the air district’s winter season.
The Bay Area-wide wood-burning ban will remain in effect on Sunday, Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials announced Saturday.
The Bay Area will start the last weekend of the year with another Spare The Air Day alert issued, and another ban on wood burning for Saturday.
More air will be spared on Friday, as a series of “Winter Spare the Air” alerts issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District continues.
The stagnant weather in the Bay Area has prompted a string of Winter Spare the Air days for the region, but not everyone has to abide by the rules.
It’s official; Bay Area residents will not be allowed to light fires in their fireplaces on Christmas Day.
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.