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.