Air quality regulators have extended a mandatory prohibition on indoor and outdoor wood burning in Pasadena and much of the Southland for the third straight day due to a forecast of high air pollution in the area.
The residential wood-burning ban will be in effect through at least 11:59 p.m. Monday evening for all those in the South Coast Air Basin, South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Low-income households and those without natural gas service also are exempt from the requirement.
The no-burn rule prohibits burning wood as well as manufactured fire logs, such as those made from wax or paper.
Gas and other non-wood burning fireplaces are not restricted, the SCAQMD said.
Fine particles in wood smoke, also known as particulate matter or PM2.5, can get deep into the lungs and cause respiratory problems such as asthma.
Residents can receive no-burn day notifications by signing up for Air Alerts via email or text at www.AirAlerts.org.