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Put Down That Log: Another No-Burn Day Planned

New Year's Eve parties have to go fire-free, at least until it's officially 2014.

Starting tonight and lasting until the clock strikes New Year's, you can't burn wood in your fireplace. Credit/Patch file photo
Starting tonight and lasting until the clock strikes New Year's, you can't burn wood in your fireplace. Credit/Patch file photo

By City News Service

Wood-fired heating will be prohibited starting at midnight tonight in Rancho Santa Margarita and lasting 24 hours into New Year’s Eve, because of high smog levels and stagnant air.

The “no burn day” order will be in effect in Los Angeles and Orange counties, and much of the Inland Empire, with a few exceptions, said officials at the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Persons who have wood as their sole source of heat, or those living above the 3,000-foot elevation, are exempt. Also exempt are persons with low income.

It’s the third no-burn order this month.

Persons seeking information about the order can check out www.airalerts.org and enter their zip codes.

Shawn Gordon December 30, 2013 at 05:44 PM
I'm running out of wood to burn on these days
Lisa Wittenberg December 30, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Stagnant air? Didn't we just have santa ana's??

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