Did you know that no burn days are called when weather conditions trap wood smoke near the ground, causing unhealthy air? According to the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, residents are advised not to burn any solid fuel, including wood, pellets or manufactured fire logs when particulate matter pollution is forecast to be high. This applies to indoor or outdoor fireplaces, wood stoves, fire pits and chimineas throughout Yolo and Solano County, including West Sacramento.
Don’t Light Tonight is a voluntary program. There are currently no penalties for using your fireplace or wood stove within the Yolo-Solano AQMD during Don’t Light Tonight advisories. Participation by residents has allowed Yolo-Solano AQMD to keep the program voluntary to date.
Here are four ways to find out if there is a Don’t Light Tonight advisory in effect:
- E-MAIL/TEXT: Sign up for our EnviroFlash service, and you’ll receive an e-mail or text message alert when a Don’t Light Tonight advisory is called.
- PHONE: Call (530) 757-3787 for a recorded message with the daily Don’t Light Tonight status.
- WEBSITE: If an advisory has been called, a Don’t Light Tonight graphic will show up underneath the Air Quality Index widget on the front page of Yolo-Solano AQMD’s website.
- FACEBOOK: All Don’t Light Tonight advisories will be posted on the Yolo-Solano AQMD’s Facebook page.