Check before you Burn

With the cold temperatures still upon us lots of people are burning in their fireplaces for additional heat.  The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District still has the Check Before Your Burn requirements from November thru February.   This law applies to residents and businesses in Sacramento county and the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento.

Below please find the six ways to check before you burn:


1:  Call 1-877-NO-BURN-5

2:  Visit

3:  Visit and sign up to receive Air Alert emails (input your Sacramento County zip code and select the Daily Air Quality Forecast box).

4:  Read the Sacramento Bee’s weather page on the back of Our Region section.

5:  Listen to television and radio weather forecasts.

6:  Go to


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