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City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Megan Distaso, 209-571-5193
Release Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011, 8:45:00 AM

Today is a No Burn Day for Stanislaus & San Joaquin Counties (12/8/11)

Today, Thursday, December 8, 2011, has been declared a No Burn Day in Stanislaus & San Joaquin Counties by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD). Wood Burning is prohibited.
Wood Burning Prohibited. Air quality is forecast to deteriorate.
Burning any solid fuel – including wood, pellets and manufactured
wood – is prohibited from midnight to midnight. Violations can result in fines.
To report violations when wood burning is prohibited, call 1-800-281-7003
in Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Merced counties.
More information about the Fireplace/Wood Stove Burning Status
Exemptions to wood-burning prohibitions:
You may use your wood-burning fireplace or device on a prohibited day if:
  • You live in an area where there is no natural-gas service, or
  • Wood-burning is your only source of heat
For more information on Check Before You Burn, please contact the Air
District at or 1-800-SMOG-INFO (1-800-766-4463).