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How To Burn Cleanly

Kopi's weather forecast is calling for unhealthy air quality in Fresno, Kern, Kings and

Tulare Counties today, Friday, December 13th. Clean burning is encouraged in Merced and Madera Counties.

What is clean burning?

Here's info that will hopefully help you stay warm and not hurt the air.

 CLEAN BURNING:

*Use only dry, seasoned wood or a manufactured log

*Best option is to use an EPA Phase II-certified wood or pellet burning device

Additional info for you – Seasoned wood means it has sat outside (and through summer months) for at least 6 months, preferably 12. Properly seasoned wood is darker, has cracks in the end grain, and sounds hollow when smacked against another piece of wood.

Wood burns best when the moisture content is less than 20 percent.

NEVER BURN TRASH, MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS, PLASTICS OR OTHER MATERIALS NOT DESIGNED TO BURN IN FIREPLACES OR STOVES. THIS IS ILLEGAL AND HAZARDOUS.

For an ambience fire in an open fireplace, a manufactured firelog may be a cleaner alternative to wood.

For more info on keeping our Central Valley air clean, click HERE

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