FAIRFIELD — The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a Spare the Air Alert for Saturday, which prohibits burning wood, manufactured fire logs or any other solid fuel, both indoors and outdoors for 24 hours.
Homes without permanently installed heating, where wood stoves or fireplaces are the only source of heat, are exempt.
First-time violators can take a wood smoke awareness class, online or by mail, to learn about the hazards of wood smoke pollution in lieu of paying a penalty. Second violations will result in a $500 ticket.
This alert has been called due to a regional high pressure system across the Bay Area this weekend. Air pollution levels are expected to rise and reach unhealthy levels on Saturday. Vallejo, Benicia, Fairfield and Suisun City are in the Bay Area Quality Management District. The rest of Solano County is not.
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