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'No burn' restrictions in force in Phoenix area

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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012 3:12 pm | Updated: 11:57 am, Tue Jan 1, 2013.

"No burn" restrictions are in effect in the Phoenix metropolitan area due to high particulate levels in the air.

The restrictions include a prohibition on burning wood in fireplaces, outdoor stoves, chimineas and fire pits.

Air quality officials say they recognize that New Year's Eve is a big evening for recreational activities but they urge people to abide by the restrictions to protect public health.

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