The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a winter "Spare the Air" alert today, banning residents and businesses from burning wood or manufactured fire logs.
The air district reports that particulate pollution in the Bay Area has reached unhealthy levels.
During the alert, it is illegal to use fireplaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves, outdoor fire pits and other wood-burning devices.
Today marks the 10th winter "Spare the Air" alert that has been issued.
More information on the alert and when it will be lifted can be found online at www.sparetheair.org or by calling (877) 4-NO-BURN.
In related news, Duraflame recently filed a lawsuit against the air quality district.