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City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mikko Dunn, 209-577-5295
Release Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 8:40:00 AM

Today is a No Burn Day for Stanislaus, San Joaquin & Merced counties

Today, Tuesday, January 10, 2012 has been declared a No Burn Day in Stanislaus, San Joaquin & Merced counties by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD). Wood Burning is prohibited.


For questions regarding Burn Status or other air quality issues, please contact the Air District at 557-6400 or at

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

can be found at:


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).