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Beginning November 1st, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) will issue a 24-hour “No-Burn Alert” for residential fireplaces and outdoor fire pits and wood stoves when stagnant weather raises fine particulate pollution to unhealthy levels. Alerts will be issued only during winter months (November through February) for specific areas or the entire South Coast Air Basin, depending on forecast conditions. During an alert, AQMD requires that residents refrain from all indoor and outdoor wood burning. A list of frequently-asked questions (FAQs) about “No-Burn Alerts” is available on the AQMD website at the link below. Residents may sign-up to receive these alerts directly via e-mail at http://aqmd.enviroflash.info/. Complaints about violations of "No-Burn Alerts" may be made to AQMD by calling (800) CUT-SMOG ((800) 288-7664) or may be filed on-line at http://www3.aqmd.gov/webappl/complaintsystemonline/NewComplaint.aspx.