Check the Air Quality Before You Burn: Season began Nov 1

By City of Eastvale  burn-season

The South Coast AQMD’s Check Before You Burn season began Tuesday, November 1, and will continue through February 28 of 2017.

While residential burning has not yet been restricted this season, please watch for no-burn alerts in your AirAlerts subscription emails or by one of the other methods listed below.

Check Before You Burn is a program designed to protect public health and reduce wintertime fine particle pollution in our region.  During this time, residents are prohibited from burning wood in their fireplaces – both indoors and outdoors — on days when air quality is predicted to be poor.  This restriction applies to all residents of Orange County and non-desert portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.  A ‘No-Burn Alert’ will be issued by SCAQMD one day in advance of any no-burn day that is declared.

This fall and winter season, check the status of your air quality before you burn wood or any other solid fuel.  If you already receive the AirAlerts daily forecasts or real-time air quality alerts, you will automatically receive the special action day alert notices.  New subscribers can join at  www.airalerts.org.  You can also get the daily burn status by calling the SCAQMD’s 24-hour toll-free information line at (866) 966-3293, or by checking online at www.aqmd.gov, or by downloading SCAQMD’s app available for iPhones and iPads and for Android smartphones.

For more details about the Check Before You Burn program and alternatives to wood burning, please visit http://www.aqmd.gov/healthyhearths.

Thank you for helping to keep our air clean!