Winter has finally arrived that mean cold weather and adding to the air pollution. The first air pollution alert of the winter season is set for Monday, Dec. 2.
According to BAAQMD Air pollution is at an unhealthy level right now due to the lack of wind this season and the not so normal winter weather the Bay area is used to.
The BAAQMD or the Bay Area Air Quality Management District keeps track of the air in the Bay Area meaning that this group makes sure the air is safe and healthy enough for us to breath.
The alert states that burning wood, malefaction burning logs, and solid fuel are not aloud to burn for 24 hours indoors or outdoors. Although heaters in the home are aloud to be on.
Anyone in the Bay Area who does not follow this burning band will be fined 100 dollars or taking a wood smoke awareness class. Second time offenders will be fines 500 dollars.
If people have any questions or concerns about smoke pollution call (877) 4NO-BURN or visit http://www.baaqmd.gov.
Keep the Bay Area a safe clean place by not havering a fire and please contact someone if you see someone creating a fire on Dec. 2.