Authorities encourage residents to refrain from using indoor and outdoor wood burning fireplaces or stoves in order to improve the wintertime air quality when particulates are forecast to reach unhealthful levels, authorities said.
No-Burn Alerts are issued from November through the end of February of the following year and last for a 24-hour period, according to the AQMD.
Exemptions from the No-Burn Alert include residents who live in homes above a 3,000-foot elevation, residents who use wood-burning stoves as their only heat source, low income residents, properties where there is no existing natural gas line within 150 feet of the home and ceremonial fires.
The AQMD provides residents a way to check if a No-Burn Alert is in effect for their area by entering their ZIP Code. Check here.