LOS ANGELES (KNX) — The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a mandatory prohibition on indoor and outdoor wood burning throughout much of Southern California on Saturday. The warning came as forecasts of high air pollution in the region rolled in.
The residential fire ban will be in effect from midnight on Firday through 11:59 p.m. on Saturday for all residing in the South Coast Air Bainse, including non-desert parts of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. All of Orange County will be subject to the order.
The order will not apply to mountain communities situated above 3,000 feet, the Coachella Valley, or the high desert. Households that rely on wood as a sole source of heat, low-income households, and those without access to natural gas will be exempt as well. Use of gas and other non-wood burning fireplaces will not be prohibited.
Locals can receive no-burn order notifications by registering for Air Alerts via email or text message at AirAlerts.org.