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Big open skies mean big beautiful sunsets...

Is it okay for me to burn wood in my fireplace or woodstove today?
Every year between November 1 and February 28, the Washoe County Health District Air Quality Management Division uses the Green, Yellow, Red Burn Code Program to inform area residents whether or not lighting stoves or fireplaces is allowed, or is advisable.

Washoe County residents can get a daily air quality update by visiting www.washoecounty.us/health/aqm/home.html or by calling the Air Quality Hotline at (775) 785-4110. They can also get this update by listening to television and radio weather forecasts, or by checking the Reno-Gazette Journal's weather page. The 2011-12 burning season had 12 Yellow and 5 Red Burn codes.