No Burn Days


Recommended no-burn days help to keep pollution levels down, protect the health of Bay Area residents and may help the Air District avoid calling a Winter Spare the Air Alert.

Recommended No-Burn Days

In the wintertime, when the weather remains cold and stagnant for several days, wood smoke can build up to unhealthy levels. When this weather pattern is in place and pollution levels are rising, the Air District will ask Bay Area residents to not burn wood.

When wood burning is discouraged, the Air District will notify local news media and advisories will be posted on

Although burning wood is not illegal on recommended no-burn days, Bay Area residents can help keep wood smoke from becoming a neighborhood health problem by choosing not to use their fireplaces and woodstoves when the Air District announces a recommended no-burn day.

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