A residential no-burn alert will be in effect through Saturday in the South Coast Air Basin — which includes the greater Los Angeles area, Orange County and the Inland Empire — due to a forecast of fine particle air pollution.
It marks the fourth straight day the alert has been in effect. Under the alert issued by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, residents are barred from burning wood in fireplaces until midnight Saturday night.
“No-burn alerts are mandatory in order to protect public health due to a high concentration of fine particle air pollution forecast for the area,” according to the agency. “The no-burn prohibition also applies to manufactured fire logs, such as those made from wax or paper.”
The prohibition does not apply to mountain communities above 3,000 feet, the Coachella Valley or the high desert.
— City News Service