LOS ANGELES  (CBSLA.com) — Residents throughout much of the Southland will not be allowed to burn wood, nor manufactured fire logs, on Monday under an order issued Sunday afternoon by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

The residential no-burn alert, which is in effect from midnight Sunday to midnight Monday, covers the greater Los Angeles area, Orange County and the Inland Empire. Such mandatory bans are issued to protect public health when a high concentration of fine-particle air pollution is forecast for the region, according to an SCAQMD news release.

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The ban is not in effect for communities above 3,000 feet, nor the Cochella Valley and High Desert. In addition, it is not enforced for homes that rely on wood as the sole source of heat or do not have natural gas service. Low-income households are also exempt.

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For more information, visit the AQMD’s website at www.aqmd.gov. An interactive no-burn alert map is also available on the site.


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