The question of "can I burn firewood," has become a household common as the winter season is in full swing.
Valleyair has released information regarding fire burning regulations.
When wood burning is prohibited, this means you cant burn any solid fuel, including wood, pellets and manufactured wood. This is prohibited from midnight to midnight, according to Valleyair. If you violate this, you can receive a fine. To report violations, call:
Exemptions to wood-burning prohibitions You may use your wood-burning fireplace or device on a prohibited day if:
When you can burn, Valleyair asks that you burn cleanly. This means that you cant burn trash, magazines, newspapers, plastics or other materials not designed to burn in fireplaces or stoves. This is illegal and hazardous, according to Valleyair. Also, For an ambience fire in an open fireplace, a manufactured fire log may be a cleaner alternative to wood.
If you would like to be e-mailed with current wood burning conditions sign up here atwww.valleyair.org.
You can also find out the daily wood-burning status by calling the SMOG-INFO line at 1-800-766-4463.