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Another Winter Spare The Air Alert Ordered For Tuesday

It's the third straight day a ban on wood burning has been announced

Keep the wood in the wood shed.

Another Winter Spare the Air alerthas been issued for Tuesday.

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

It will be the third day in a row that an alert has been in effect.

The Tuesday alert prohibits Bay Area residents from burning wood, manufactured fire logs or any other solid fuel both indoors and outdoors for 24 hours.

First-time violators of the ban are given the option of taking a wood smoke awareness class or paying a $100 fine. Second violations result in a $500 fine and the penalties rise with each violation after that.

It's the seventh Spare the Air alert ordered this winter.

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