.

No-Burn Alert Issued for Saturday

Orange, Los Angeles and the Inland Empire are affected.

Patch file photo
Patch file photo

Residents are prohibited from burning wood in their fireplaces starting at midnight tonight in Newport Beach, through Saturday at midnight, because of elevated fine particulate levels predicted by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, officials said.

The no-burn alert will be in effect in Orange, greater Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire, the SCAQMD reported Friday. No-burn alerts are called when air quality is forecast to be unhealthy due to fine particulate levels known as PM2.5.  Wood smoke contains hundreds of contaminants including PM2.5, a pollutant linked to increased emergency room visits and hospitalizations, as well as increased risk of heart attacks and early deaths.

Anyone who is interested in finding out more about the no-burn alert order can check out airalerts.org and enter their zip codes. For more information on Check Before You Burn and alternatives to wood burning, visit healthyhearths.org.

Click here for today's top stories on Newport Beach-Corona Del Mar Patch.

Stay Patched in! Like Newport Beach Patch on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest local news.





Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »