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Wood burning in fireplaces banned again today

Original post made on Dec 9, 2013

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued its sixth Winter Spare the Air alert for today, banning all wood burning throughout the

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, December 9, 2013, 6:24 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by Paul Aguire, a resident of Birdland
on Dec 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm

I have a question. How are we to know if it is spare the air day before we light up the fireplace when it is cold? I have had a fire going on all day long and just saw this.

Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill
on Dec 9, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Paul Aguire wrote: "I have a question. How are we to know if it is spare the air day before we light up the fireplace when it is cold?"

Go to "".

Posted by Hugh, a resident of Birdland
on Dec 9, 2013 at 7:20 pm


So we have to check with the state before can make a fire? That is nuts. That is crazy!!! My in laws don't even own a computer and the counties around us burn. More nanny atate

Posted by Bob, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Dec 10, 2013 at 8:24 am

Hi Paul and Sam,

Go to this link, you can choose to receive a phone call/text/email for spare the air alerts.

Web Link

Hope this helps.

Posted by Smokeless, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Wood burning fireplaces should be banned in residential areas. It's okay out in the country or in the mountains, but not okay where there are high concentrations of people. Just say no!

Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of Birdland
on Dec 10, 2013 at 6:59 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Smokeless, I'm sure you meant for new construction, since most homes have been built with wood burning fireplaces for decades. Of course, this was long before the proliferation of govt intrusion into our daily lives. Apparently, you are in lockstep with this type of govt control, so you are either asthmatic and looking out only for yourself or you are a typical leftist who thinks the govt should dictate every facit of our personal lives. So, which is it?

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