Deteriorating air quality blamed. Ban expires at midnight

If you wanted to use your wood-burning stove or fireplace tonight, forget it it.
The San Joaquin Valley Air pollution Control District has declared Tuesday a wood burning prohibited day because of bad air quality

Air quality is forecast to deteriorate.

Burning any solid fuel – including wood, pellets and manufactured wood – is prohibited from until midnight Tuesday.

Violations can result in fines.

The ban expires tuesday at midnight and applies to the portion of Kern County in the San Joaquin Valley air basin as well as Tulare and Kings County.