Wood-Fired Heating Prohibition Extends to Saturday

Second day in a row people can't use wood-burning fireplaces.

Wood-burning fireplaces are illegal on Saturday. Credit/Patch
Wood-burning fireplaces are illegal on Saturday. Credit/Patch

Wood-fired heating will be prohibited starting at midnight Friday in Newport Beach and lasting 24 hours, though the end of Saturday, because of high smog levels and stagnant air.

The “no burn day” order will be in effect in Orange, greater Los Angeles County and much of the Inland Empire, with a few exceptions, said officials at the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Persons who have wood as their sole source of heat, or those living above the 3,000-foot elevation, are exempt. Also exempt are persons with low income.

It’s the second no-burn order of the month and the fifth over the past month.

Persons seeking information about the order can check out airalerts.org and enter their zip codes.


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