Check Before You Burn Program
As part of the Healthy Hearths™ initiative, the South Coast Air Quality
Management District (SCAQMD) is asking residents to participate in its "Check
Before You Burn" program to help improve wintertime air quality by not burning
wood in their fireplaces when unhealthful air quality is forecast. Under
the program, SCAQMD will issue mandatory no-burn alerts from November 1
through the end of February for specific areas where fine particulates are
forecast to reach unhealthful levels. Under amendments adopted in May
2013, at times there may be no-burn days that will apply to the entire South
Coast Air Basin. The program is applicable to all of
Orange County and to the non-desert portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San
Bernardino counties. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the
Check Before You Burn program can be viewed here.
Daily forecast information can be found on the SCAQMD's Check Before You Burn
map or through e-mail messages. More information on the
public notification process is provided below.
Check Before You Burn Map
Visit the Check Before You Burn
to see if a mandatory no-burn alert has been issued for your area.
You can also zoom into your neighborhood by entering an address or ZIP
code into the search bar at the top of the
E-Mail Notification Program
You can also sign up to receive
Air Alerts on air quality and to be notified when a mandatory no-burn
been issued for your neighborhood.
Toll-Free Phone Number
Check Before You Burn information can also be obtained by calling (866)
For more information on AQMD efforts to reduce wood smoke emissions please