The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District released new numbers Wednesday after ending it's yearly "Check Before You Burn Program," which runs from November through February. It restricts the use of residential wood-burning when air quality deteriorates to prevent the buildup of pollution. A no-wood burning day can mean the equivalent of taking 140,000 trucks off the road. This year, 239 Fresno households were sent notices of violations.
That's up from last year when there were just 74.