No More Wood Burning Fireplaces In Parts of Southern California

No More Wood Burning Fireplaces In Parts of Southern California

Gregory Han
Mar 10, 2008

Bad news for those of us who enjoy a wood log or two on the fire during our chillier months here in LA. The South Coast Air Quality Management District board voted unanimously to impose fines on homeowners who burn wood in fireplaces on high-pollution days during winter months...

The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that fines will run as high as $500 per violation and inspectors will respond to phone complaints. Cleaner natural-gas models are not affected by this new regulation, and the ban is specifically aimed at regions in the Inland Empire and the San Gabriel Valley where air pollution is higher because of surrounding mountains.

[photo credit: zebbie]

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