HANFORD — "No burning unless registered" wood-burning curtailment is in effect today in Kings County.
The daylong mandatory curtailment that prohibits the use of unregistered devices because of poor air quality will be in place through midnight Friday.
The curtailment applies to burning wood and pellets in unregistered residential stoves and inserts, as well as burning wood, pellets, manufactured fire logs in fireplaces or outdoor burning devices such as fire pits and chimeneas.
There are two exceptions to wood-burning prohibitions: If the residence does not have access to natural-gas service, even if propane is used; or if burning solid fuel is the sole source of heat for the residence.
Prohibition violations are subject to fines.
The daily wood burning status is issued by the county and residents can visit www.valleyair.org/CBYB daily to see which of the three possible declarations is in place for their county.