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Check Before You Burn

Residents and businesses are restricted or prohibited from using indoor or outdoor fireplaces, wood stoves, firepits and chimineas that burn wood, pellets, manufactured logs or any other solid fuel, when fine particle pollution is forecast to be elevated. It is your responsibility to Check Before You Burn. First time violations will result in a $50 fine or an option to complete and pass a wood smoke awareness course. Fines for subsequent violations are higher.

Call 1-877-NOBURN-5 (1-877-662-8765) to get the daily burn status.

To report a complaint or suspected violation from November through February,
call the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District at 1-800-880-9025.

2013 - 2014 Seasonal Summary





Check Before You Burn Categories
Stage 2 - All Burning Prohibited
Stage 2 - All Burning Prohibited* All burning is prohibited in any device when fine particle pollution is forecast to exceed 35 micrograms per cubic meter. It is illegal to burn any solid fuel, including wood, manufactured logs and pellets.

Stage 1 - No Burn - Unless Exempt
Stage 1 - No Burn - Unless Exempt*
It is illegal to burn when fine particle pollution is forecast to be 32-35 micrograms per cubic meter unless EPA certified fireplace inserts or stoves, or pellet stoves are used, and they do not emit visible smoke.

Burning Discouraged - Voluntary
Burning Discouraged - Voluntary Burning is discouraged when fine particle pollution is forecast to be 26-31 micrograms per cubic meter. The AQMD asks you to voluntarily not burn.

Burn Cleanly - OK To Burn
Legal to Burn When the forecast is 25 micrograms per cubic meter or lower then it is legal to burn and the use of manufactured firelogs is acceptable at this level. If you choose to burn please follow cleaner burning tips in order to burn as cleanly as possible.