Air Quality Improves; Burn Ban Over

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Washoe County health officials say the air
quality in the Reno area has improved enough to lift restrictions
on wood-burning.

The health district rescinded the Red Burn Code it issued on
Monday, raising the code to Green by Tuesday morning. That means it
is okay to use fireplaces, wood stoves and pellet stoves.

Officials say a strong temperature inversion that trapped
pollutants close to the ground was responsible for the elevated
levels of fine particulate air pollution. They say the cutback on
burning on Monday combined with the winds picking up helped clear
the air.

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