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Burning of wood banned Wednesday in much of Southern California

The South Coast Air Quality Management District declared Wednesday, Dec. 12, a no-burn day for residents of Orange County and non-desert portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Wood may not be burned in a fireplace, outdoor firepit, stove or other wood-burning device. The ban also applies to manufactured fire logs such as those made from wax or paper.

Wood smoke releases a pollutant known as PM2.5, which can be harmful to a person’s health. A no-burn day is called when the air pollution levels are forecasted to be high, the agency said.

 


Source: Orange County Register

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