BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — As the weather cools down, you’re reminded to spare the air even if you’re using a fireplace to keep warm. The start of the “check before you burn” season begins on Nov. 1 and is designed to minimize the build-up of harmful fine particle pollution.
The program is put on each year by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. The program is in effect through February. If you must burn firewood, ensure the wood is clean, seasoned and dry.