Air officials issue fireplace prohibitions for almost all Valley counties Saturday

Posted at 5:18 PM, Nov 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-04 20:18:57-04

The No Burning Unless Registered wood-burning restriction is in effect for Saturday, November 5 in the Valley portion of Kern County.

The restriction is also in effect for Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings and Tulare Counties.

The daylong restriction prohibits the use of unregistered devices because of poor air quality through midnight Saturday.

The curtailment applies to burning wood and pellets in unregistered residential stoves and inserts as well as burning wood, pellets, manufactured fire logs in fireplaces or outdoor burning devices such as fire pits and chimneys, according to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.