South Coast Air Quality Management District Issues Alert
The South Coast Air Basin—the area of Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Inland Empire—is forecasted to experience a high volume of fine particle air pollution. Consequently, the South Coast Air Quality Management District has been instituting regular no-burn alerts for residents. This means that residents in these regions are prohibited from burning wood in their fireplaces.
Gas and other non-wood burning fireplaces are exempt from this restriction. Low-income households, houses without natural gas service, and those who rely on wood as their sole source of heat are also exempt from these regulations. Finally, this alert does not apply to homes that are above 3,000 feet in elevation, in the High Desert, or in the Coachella Valley.
This alert is in place because wood smoke contains fine particles that can lodge in the lungs and cause respiratory issues. In an effort to safeguard the health of the residents of the South Coast Air Basin, the South Coast Air Quality Management District will put alerts out to limit potentially harmful wood smoke. Residents can stay up to date on the alerts by signing up for updates here. Do not be a part of the problem; make sure you keep informed about the restrictions in the area that are set in place to protect the community.
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