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Red Burn Code Continues for Truckee Meadows

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A Red Burn Code still remains in effect for Washoe County for unhealthy air conditions. An inversion remains in place as high pressure continues to strengthen over the area through Monday.

The National Weather Service has also issued an Air Stagnation Advisory for the area which remains in effect until 4:00 a.m. Thursday.


The Air Quality Index (AQI) may be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups at times meaning people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.

If you rely on wood burning as your only source of heating, you must submit a Sole Source of Heat Declaration to the AQMD each winter season. Contact the AQMD at (775) 784-7200 for a declaration form or visit www.ourcleanair.com. Other exemptions include fireplaces and stoves that operate exclusively with natural gas or propane, non-permitted cooking devices, and ceremonial fires related to specific religious activities.

Check www.ourcleanair.com for more information and www.airnow.gov for hourly AQI updates for the Reno/Sparks area.

Also - if a resident lives outside of the zip codes listed, they are exempted from the burn code:

89431, 89433, 89434, 89436, 89439,
89441, 89501, 89502, 89503, 89506,
89509, 89511, 89512, 89519, 89521,
89523, 89595, 89704

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