Woodstove Change-out Programs

Outdoor Burn Day Status

For Plumas, Sierra and Nevada Counties

What is Today’s Outdoor Burn Day Status?

For more information on burning in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties, check these sections:

Indoor Burn Day Status

For Greater Portola Area Only

Check Before You Light logoClear the Air, Check Before You Light will resume November 1, 2020

Smoke from wood stoves and fireplaces is responsible for the majority of air pollution in Portola. The Greater Portola Area has been designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a federal “nonattainment” area. This means that air pollution exceeds National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5).

INDOOR BURN STATUS: OK to burn in all wood heating devices

Local Air Quality

Choose a location to view the current air quality:

Grass Valley ▪ Truckee ▪ Portola
Quincy ▪ Chester

View air quality forecasts, health advisories and other air quality info, check out the main Air Quality Info page.

Get More AQ Info

Did you know you can view real-time Air Quality Data for locations throughout the region? The California Air Resources Board provides a Query tool that allows you to view both preliminary and official air quality data by selecting a time frame, an area of the state, and the type of report. Results can be clicked through for more detail. Try it out here. Additionally, if you would like to view the Air Quality Index for any given region in the country, then go to AirNow.