SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Another Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Tuesday, the fifth day in a row that wood burning will be banned in the Bay Area.

Officials at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said a high-pressure system is causing air pollution to build up rather than disperse in the wind and that this weather may persist through the week.

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Tuesday will mark the 11th Winter Spare the Air day so far during the season that began Nov. 1. Last year, the Bay Area experienced a record-breaking 11 Spare the Air days in a row, district officials said.

Based on long-range weather forecasts for this week, the region could get close to that record in the coming days.

“There’s a chance we could meet that record again if the weather pattern remains dry and the winds remain calm,” air district spokesman Tom Flannigan said.

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While the alert is in place, burning wood or other solid fuels is prohibited both indoors and outdoors. Wood smoke is a significant source of pollution for the Bay Area, district officials said, and it can be particularly dangerous for children, the elderly, and anyone suffering from respiratory problems.

First-time violators will be subject to a $100 fine. In lieu of paying that fine, they also have the option of attending a wood smoke awareness class.

Fines for subsequent offenses can escalate to $500 or more.

Information on the air district’s daily burn status can be found online at www.baaqmd.gov or www.sparetheair.org, by phone toll-free at (877)

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