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Chico and Gridley residents asked not to use fireplaces

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Dec 16 2013 08:43:56 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 16 2013 08:44:53 AM CST
CHICO, Calif. -

The Butte County Air Quality Management District is asking residents of Chico and Gridley to voluntarily refrain from using their woodstoves and fireplaces on
Monday, December 16. The voluntary curtailment has been prompted by an air quality forecast of unhealthy for sensitive groups for the Chico and Gridley
area.

Woodstove and fireplace use within the Chico city limits is restricted by a city ordinance. For more
information, contact the City of Chico at 896-7800.

Residential chimney smoke is a major source of wintertime air pollution in Butte County. The microscopic
particles in smoke have been linked to serious health injury.

To check air conditions before you light a fire, call the Check the Check Before You Light (CBYL) Hotline: at 332-9409 or toll free at 855-332-9409.