Last month, SF Weekly reported on just what happens if you light a fire on a Spare the Air Day: They ask you not to. Then, if you're busted a second time, you're out $400.
And while the Bay Area Air Quality Management District uses the term "wood fires," there's a broad variety of things one is legally mandated not to torch: "Burning wood, firelogs, pellets, or any other solid fuels in your
fireplace, woodstove, or other wood-burning device is illegal."
The Duraflame company -- which manufactures the aforementioned "firelogs," took issue, and sued the Bay Area Air Quality Management District in 2009. Yesterday, however, the log company's legal endeavor was quenched by the state Supreme Court in San Francisco.