Wood Burning Status
Wood Burning Status
  • Tuesday,

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

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  • Jan

    January 11, 2018

    Air District funding fireplace changeout program

    The Air District is announcing the availability of funds to install cleaner heating options for residents located in areas highly affected by wood smoke and areas with disproportionate impacts from air pollution. The program will open at 11 a.m. on January 16, 2018, on a first-come, first-served basis. 

  • Jan

    January 11, 2018

    Air District settles case with Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

    The Air District announced that Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., has agreed to pay $990,000 to settle air quality violations at its facility in Hercules. 

  • Jan

    January 3, 2018

    Air District asks public to not burn wood today to reduce air pollution

    The Air District is asking Bay Area residents to not burn wood in their fireplaces or woodstoves today to prevent air quality from becoming unhealthy. A delay in onshore winds has contributed to increased particulate pollution levels in the Bay Area today. If these conditions continue, there may be an exceedance of the federal health standard. A Winter Spare the Air Alert is NOT in effect today and wood burning is not illegal, but it is strongly discouraged.

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Current Air Quality SF Bay Area
Air Quality Index Levels of Health Concern Numerical
Good 0 to 50
Moderate 51 to 100
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 101 to 150
Unhealthy 151 to 200
Very Unhealthy 201 to 300
Hazardous 301 to 500

Note: Values above 500 are considered Beyond the AQI. Follow recommendations for the "Hazardous category." See additional information on reducing exposure to extremely high levels of particle pollution.