Winter Spare the Air

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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

Smoggy Air

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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Bay Area Winter Spare The Air Season Sees Record Number Of Alerts, Citations

30 Spare the Air alerts were issued during the past winter season, with 267 people being cited for violating the no-wood-burning rule.

03/05/2014

Smoggy Air

30th Bay Area Spare The Air Day This Season Issued For Saturday

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.

01/24/2014

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Spare The Air Day Called For Sunday

The Bay Area-wide wood-burning ban will remain in effect on Sunday, Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials announced Saturday.

01/18/2014

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Another Spare-The-Air Alert Issued For Saturday; Wood Burning Banned

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.

12/27/2013

Smoggy Air

20th Spare-The-Air Alert Of Season Issued For Friday

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.

12/26/2013

Fires For Cooking Are Exempt From Bay Area Christmas Eve Wood Burning Ban (Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

Bay Area Restaurants Exempt From Spare The Air Days

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.

12/25/2013

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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

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