Much of the Southland continues to be under a “no-burn”
order that began yesterday and remains throughout today. This means indoor fireplace use and outdoor wood burning
will be prohibited due to pollution concerns.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued the order for all residences in the South Coast Air Basin, including the greater Los Angeles area, Orange County and Inland Empire.The order excludes the Coachella Valley, residences above 3,000 feet in elevation, and homes where there is no other source of heat.
Fine particles in wood smoke can penetrate deep into lungs, causing
problems for people with asthma or other respiratory disorders.
Residents can register online at www.AirAlerts.org to receive email alerts when no-burn alerts are issued in their area.