Wood Burning Ban Today in South OC Beaches: Help Everyone Breathe!

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A(n) Residential No-Burn Alert has been declared for Capistrano Vly, CA, on Wednesday January 21 2015.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has declared a Residential No-Burn Day in your area.

Residents in your area are prohibited from burning wood or manufactured fire logs in indoor and outdoor residential wood burning fireplaces and stoves due to elevated fine particulate levels forecast by the SCAQMD.

When a residential no-burn alert is issued for your area, please refrain from burning wood throughout the entire day.

This program is being implemented under SCAQMD Rule 445, which requires mandatory wood-burning restrictions when PM2.5 particle pollution levels exceed 30 micrograms per cubic meter (90 AQI) in the months of November, December, January and February.
This rule only applies to residences in the South Coast Air Basin at elevations below 3000 feet.
Exemptions to Rule 445 are provided for homes where wood burning is the sole source of heat or where no natural gas service is available.

For further information on Rule 445 and alternatives to wood burning, please see http://healthyhearths.org

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