Voluntary Don’t Light Tonight is a SLO County APCD initiative that asks residents to voluntarily refrain from burning wood or using their fireplaces and wood stoves on days with higher forecasted air pollution levels, unless they are using their fireplace/wood stove as their primary source of heat. Don’t Light Program advisories follow the boundaries of San Luis Obispo County. When the APCD issues an advisory, we will include specific regions in SLO County that are most affected. Historically, during the winter months, these high particle pollution levels from wood smoke occur in the northern portion of SLO County (Paso Robles, Atascadero, Templeton).
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