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Assistance available to upgrade your wood-burning stove

Published On: Jan 16 2014 08:18:27 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 16 2014 08:00:00 AM CST
CHICO, Calif. -

Wood-burning stoves are one of the least expensive ways to stay warm during the upcoming cold months.  They are quite popular in the Northstate. Now  Butte County residents can get some help upgrading their stoves.

The Butte County Air Quality Management District announced Wednesday that it received $200,000 in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency.

James Wagoner of the Butte County Air Quality Management District said the money will be used to help low-income families to purchase newer and more environmentally-friendly wood stoves.

”Wood-burning in the winter months in our county can result in poor air quality,” said Wagoner.  “The particulates in the older wood-burning stoves can create poor conditions.”

To apply for a voucher to get one of these new wood stoves, you should contact the Butte County Air Quality Management District, at