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City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mikko Dunn, 209-577-5295
Release Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 1:40:00 PM

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 is a No Burn Day for Stanislaus & San Joaquin counties

Please be advised that today Tuesday, November 13, 2012 has been declared a No Burn Day for Stanislaus & San Joaquin counties.



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 Daily Air Quality Forecast can be found at:


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).