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Spare the Air alerts called for Saturday and Sunday, wood burning banned

Original post made on Nov 9, 2019

A high-pressure system trapping smoke over the Bay Area spurred the air district to issue the winter season's first Spare the Air alerts for
Saturday and Sunday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, November 9, 2019, 2:56 PM

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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 9, 2019 at 3:04 pm

Are people really thinking of lighting up their fireplace when wildfire smoke is already pouring into the Bay Area? How selfish!


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Posted by Carolyn D. Cooper
a resident of Green Acres
on Feb 1, 2020 at 5:22 am

It was a good plan to ban wood burning in those areas. Otherwise, the situation could have got worst.
People should avoid wood-burning according to my point of view. In case it is cold winters, it is okay to lit your fireplace. Many chimney companies like Chimney Genie (Web Link) present their efforts by making people aware of environmental problems.


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Posted by no genie in a bottle, they're terrible
a resident of Green Acres
on Feb 1, 2020 at 8:05 am

> In case it is cold winters, it is okay to lit your fireplace.

No, Fireplaces are the most inefficient way to warm a home. The draft out the chimney is replaced with cold air from outside, seeping in thru openings all over the home.

Quit pitching some chimney company all over like they are a solution to either the inefficiencies or the pollution.


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