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Maricopa County imposes no-burn restrictions for Tuesday

Posted 4/4/23

Maricopa County has declared a no-burn day for Tuesday, April 4, due to high levels of dust.

The following restrictions are in place, according the Maricopa County Air Quality …

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AIR QUALITY

Maricopa County imposes no-burn restrictions for Tuesday

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Maricopa County has declared a no-burn day for Tuesday, April 4, due to high levels of dust.

The following restrictions are in place, according the Maricopa County Air Quality Department:

  •  Wood burning in residential fireplaces, chimeneas, outdoor fire pits and similar outdoor fires (including hotels and restaurants and individuals/businesses that have permits for open burning) is prohibited in Maricopa County.
  • Employees and contractors of government entities are prohibited from operating leaf blowers. Residents are encouraged to avoid using leaf blowers during pollution advisories. 
  • Off-road vehicle use should be avoided.  

People with heart or lung diseases, older adults and children are most likely to be affected by particle pollution, according to the county.