Southern California Check Before You Burn Program starts Sunday November 1 2020.
Check Before You Burn helps to improve Air Quality in the Wintertime in Southern California.
During late fall and early winter, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) asks residents to participate in its “Check Before You Burn” program by not burning wood in fireplaces when unhealthful air quality is forecast.
Under the program — intended to help improve wintertime air quality — South Coast AQMD may issue mandatory No-Burn alerts from November 1 2020 through the end of February 2021.
No-Burn alerts are issued for 24-hour periods for residential wood-burning fireplaces, backyard fire pits and wood stoves when emissions and stagnant weather conditions raise fine particulate pollution to unhealthy levels. Alerts are typically issued for the entire South Coast Air Basin, which encompasses all of Orange County and the non-desert portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Check Before You Burn Options
E-Main Notification Program
Sign up to receive Air Alerts on air quality and to be notified when a mandatory No-Burn alert has been issued for your neighborhood.
Check Before You Burn Online Map
Visit the Check Before You Burn map on our website for daily forecast information.
Call For The Daily Check Before You Burn Information
Call Toll Free at 866-966-3293