No burn order extended through tomorrow

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Seasoned, split firewood is a popular heating fuel in the Anza Valley. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A residential no-burn alert was extended through Sunday in the South Coast Air Basin, which includes Orange County and non-desert portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, officials said today. Burning wood in fireplaces or any indoor or outdoor wood-burning device is prohibited during the mandatory wood-burning ban, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the air pollution control agency for Orange County and major portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, including the Coachella Valley. The no-burn rule prohibits burning wood as well as manufactured fire logs, such as those made from wax or paper. "No-burn alerts are mandatory in order to protect public health when levels of fine particulate air
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