'Spare the Air' alert issued for today

But no wood-burning ban ordered despite Air Quality Management District alert

Bay Area air quality officials have issued a region-wide Spare the

Air alert for Saturday.

Hot temperatures and light winds are expected to result in

unhealthy amounts of pollution in the air, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

"Though summer is nearly over, hot temperatures and traffic

congestion continue to impact Bay Area air quality," said Jack Broadbent, the air district's executive officer.

There is no free transit offered today and there is no

wood-burning ban in place.

Air quality is expected to improve by the beginning or the middle

of next week as temperatures drop and winds pick up.

Kiley Russell, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service


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