AQMD issues burn ban in South Coast Basin

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Due to anticipated high levels of air pollution, indoor and outdoor wood-burning will be prohibited Sunday through Monday night in much of the South Coast Basin, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The agency issued a mandatory "no-burn'' alert that will be in effect until 11:59 p.m. Monday for everyone living in the Basin, including Orange County and non-desert portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. It does not apply to mountain communities above 3,000 feet, the Coachella Valley or the High Desert, nor to low-income households and homes that rely on wood as a sole source of heat, according to the AQMD. The order bans burning wood or manufactured fire logs not only in fireplaces, but in any indoor or outdoor wood-burnin
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