Serving Larchmont Village, Hancock Park, and the Greater Wilshire neighborhoods of Los Angeles since 2011.

SCAQMD Begins Seasonal Burn Alerts


The South Coast Air Quality Management District announced yesterday that its annual “Check Before You Burn” season has officially begun, and will continue through February 28, 2017.

According to the SCAQMD, Check Before You Burn is designed to protect public health and reduce wintertime fine particle pollution in our region by prohibiting residents from burning wood or other solid fuels in their fireplaces – both indoors and outdoors — on days when air quality is predicted to be poor. The restriction applies to all residents of non-desert portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, and all of Orange county. A ‘No-Burn Alert’ will be issued by SCAQMD one day in advance of any no-burn day that is declared.

To subscribe to automatic alerts about no-burn days, see You can also get the daily burn status by calling the SCAQMD’s 24-hour toll-free information line at (866) 966-3293, by checking online at, or by downloading SCAQMD’s app for iPhones, iPads and Android devices.

For more details about the Check Before You Burn program, and alternatives to wood burning, see

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Latest Articles

.printfriendly { padding: 0 0 60px 50px; }