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No burn day issued for Thanksgiving in Maricopa County

The county said high levels of air pollution requires a no-burn advisory to go into effect Thursday.
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A "No Burn Day" has been issued for Maricopa County for Thursday. (Photo: Thinkstock)

MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz — No wood-burning will be permitted in Maricopa County on Thanksgiving Day due to high levels of air particles. 

The county's Air Quality Department issued a no-burn advisory to take effect Thursday after detecting elevated levels of smoke across Maricopa County. 

Wood burning in residential fireplaces, chimineas and outdoor fire pits is prohibited while the advisory is in place. Residents are also encouraged to not operate leaf blowers. 

Other types of fires are allowed unless a restricted burn period is later declared by the county.

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

More information about the county's pollution advisories can be found here.

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