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5th Straight Spare-The-Air Alert Issued For Saturday

A fifth straight Winter Spare the Air alert—the 27th since November—has been issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for Saturday, banning wood burning in the region.

01/03/2014

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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

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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

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

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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