FAIRFIELD — Wood-burning is prohibited Wednesday in much of the Bay Area, including Fairfield-Suisun.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a 24-hour Spare the Air alert. People who burn fires in their fireplaces or burn fires outdoors could face a fine.
“Weather conditions are expected to trap wood smoke near the ground, creating unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area,” agency Executive Director Jack Broadbent said in a press release. “Wood smoke, like cigarette smoke, is unhealthy for everyone, so it is important that Bay Area residents not burn wood during a Winter Spare the Air Alert.”
Southern Solano County, including Fairfield, Suisun City, Vallejo and Benicia, are in the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and are subject to the mandatory Spare the Air alert. Northern Solano County, including Vacaville, Rio Vista and Dixon, are in the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, which does not have mandatory alerts.
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