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No-Burn Order Goes into Effect at Midnight Tonight

It's the 13th such order -- impacting most of Los Angeles County and all of Orange County -- the South Coast AQMD has issued this season.

A no-burn order goes into effect at midnight tonight. Patch file photo.
A no-burn order goes into effect at midnight tonight. Patch file photo.

For the 13th time this season, fireplace use has been prohibited in the Los Angeles Air Basin because of anticipated bad smog.

The ban takes effect at midnight tonight, and will last 24 hours, said Sam Atwood at the South Coast AQMD. Tiny particles are expected to exceed health standards, he said.

The ban applies to most residences in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County except the Antelope Valley, and western Riverside and San
Bernardino counties.

Exempted from the order are fireplaces that sit more than 3,000 feet above sea level, low income homes, residences without natural gas service and homes that have no heating source other than fire.

The National Weather Service called for typically mild nights, with lows expected to be around 48 in most of the area.

--City News Service

Stoked February 20, 2014 at 12:55 PM
Sorry GG. By reading Patch comments I never would have guessed that manners were a prerequisite and with auto-correct I never imagined that I would have to learn spalling. Your California public schools at work......
Stoked February 20, 2014 at 12:59 PM
And GG, I believe that you were the first one that coined 'idiots' in this thread. Where are your manners?
Ben Dover February 20, 2014 at 01:21 PM
Stoked - are your kids taunted at school for smelling like unicorns and fairy dust ?
maureen February 20, 2014 at 02:35 PM
It appears that both "Stoked" and "Bend Over" are shills and are here to misdirect the conversation into name-calling. California's AQMD may be getting their directions from the corrupt and over-reaching EPA. Check out this: EPA's Wood-Burning Stove Ban Deals Blow to Rural Homes http://youtu.be/IWRv8jeu5MY
Stoked February 20, 2014 at 04:07 PM
Yes Maureen, you caught me. I am here along with my partner Mr Dover in hopes that we can dupe the public into thinking that there is no government corruption. I actually have information that the AQMD is getting their directions from Al Gore. Or was that Alf from Melmac? (let this be the first Alf reference of 2014) My hat is off to Mr Dover for being able to pinpoint the aroma of unicorns and fairy dust... After all these years I thought that it was peanut butter.

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