No burning orders extended until Friday for many parts of Southland – CBS Los Angeles


LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The South Coast Air Quality Management District on Thursday extended a no-burn order for much of Southland until Friday evening due to a forecast of heavy air pollution in the region.

Residents of the South Coast airshed are prohibited from burning wood, indoors and outdoors, until 11:59 p.m. Friday. The original order was set to expire at 11:59 p.m. Thursday night.

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The South Coast airshed includes the non-desert portions of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties and all of Orange County.

The ordinance does not apply to mountain communities above 3,000 feet, the Coachella Valley or the high desert.

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Homes that rely on wood as their sole source of heating are also exempt from this requirement.

Fine particles from wood smoke, also known as fine particulate matter or PM2.5, can penetrate deep into the lungs and cause respiratory problems such as asthma.

Residents can receive No Burn Day notifications by signing up for Airline Alerts via email or text at http://www.AirAlerts.org.

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(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All rights reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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