City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mikko Dunn, 209-577-5295
Release Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 10:00:00 AM

Today is a No Burn Day for Stanislaus & San Joaquin Counties (11/27/12)


Please be advised that today Tuesday, November 27, 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:

http://www.valleyair.org/aqinfo/forecast.htm.

 

More information about the Fireplace/Wood Stove Burning Status can be found at: http://www.valleyair.org/aqinfo/WoodBurnPage.htm.

 

 

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 www.valleyair.org or 1-800-SMOG-INFO (1-800-766-4463).

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To contact the City of Modesto Public Information Office,
call Jim Arnold at (209) 571-5125. E-mail: jarnold@modestogov.com