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No Spare The Air Alert, But Residents Still Asked Not To Burn Wood

Bay Area air quality officials ask residents to voluntarily not burn wood on Thursday

It's not illegal, but Bay Area residents are still being asked to refrain from burning wood.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has decided not to issue a Spare The Air alert for Thursday.

Instead, they declared a recommended no-burn day. Residents are being encouraged not to burn wood or other fuels in their fireplaces and outdoor pits.

"Clear and dry weather is expected to continue throughout the week," said Jack Broadbent, executive officer of the air quality district. "We are asking the public to voluntarily refrain from burning on Thursday to help reduce pollution levels during this mid-winter dry period."

Mandatory Spare The Air alerts were in effect on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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