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The Neverending Story: Spare the Air Again on Monday

Monday will be a record-setting ninth consecutive Winter Spare the Air day.

Written by Dixie Jordan

Another Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued, this one for Monday. Wood burning is banned both indoors and outdoors for the full 24 hours. 

It's the ninth consecutive Winter Spare the Air day, setting yet another record.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District made the announcement on Sunday afternoon, saying the prolonged cold weather is trapping pollutants close the ground and causing unhealthy air.

For more information about the wood burning rules, or to check before you burn, visit www.sparetheair.org or call 1-877-4NO-BURN.

You can also call 1-800-430-1515 and register to receive automatic phone calls when a Winter Spare the Air Alert has been called.

You may also download the district's free Spare the Air iPhone/Android application for alert notifications, local air quality forecasts, podcasts and several tools to help reduce air pollution.

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