Check before you light advisory in effect

The Butte County Air Quality Management District is requesting residents in the Chico area to voluntarily refrain from using their woodstoves and fireplaces on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 12:01 am to the following midnight.

Posted: Dec. 26, 2017 10:02 AM

The Butte County Air Quality Management District is requesting residents in the Chico area to voluntarily refrain from using their woodstoves and fireplaces on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 12:01 am to the following midnight.

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The voluntary curtailment has been prompted by an air quality forecast of Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups for the Chico area.

Residential chimney smoke is a major source of wintertime air pollution in Butte County. More than a nuisance, the microscopic particles in smoke have been linked to serious health injury. The good news is that your choices can do a lot for cleaner air.

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