AQMD Still Allowing Burning with Caution

Even with the dry conditions, the Mendocino County Air Quality Management District, hasn’t called a no-burn day so far during the cold season. But authorities are urging residents to use common-sense practices when burning. Don’t leave an outdoor fire unattended, leave two to three feet of bare-mineral soil around the fire and hose down the debris after the fire is out to ensure that embers don’t respark the fire, which can happen up to 24 hours after a fire appears to be out.