San Joaquin Valley homeowners will need to do a little research before lighting their fireplaces from now until February.
Residential woodburning can release airborne particulates and pollute the surrounding area. As a result, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has entered its ninth season of regulating wood burning in residential zones. The daily rulings are based on weather forecasts and are available by 4:30 p.m. Violating a burn prohibition can result in fines.