By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A no-burn order will be in effect from Monday through Tuesday night for large portions of the Southland due to higher predicted PM2.5 levels.

The wood-burning ban will be in place until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday night for residents living in the South Coast Air Basin, including Orange County and non-desert portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

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The order doesn’t apply to mountain communities above 3,000 feet in elevation, the Coachella Valley or the high desert.

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Fine particles in wood smoke, also known as particulate matter or PM2.5, can get deep into the lungs and cause respiratory problems such as asthma.

Residents can receive no-burn day notifications by signing up for Air Alerts via email or text at

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