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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 9A rn,ng tps Susan Jacobson too far. Allow enough air Staff Writer J_n_to the stove to fully combust wood. Do not attempt to "hold" a fire As the temperatures drop, overnight by reducing a large number of residents oxygen. Burn briskly for the rely on wood stoves to heat first 30 minutes after their homes. On cold nights loading. air may be trapped close to - Consider weatherizing the ground. When smoke is your home -- upgrade trapped under sim'.flar insulation, window conditions, community stripping and multi-paned health may be at risk. windows. Older adults and children, Check to see if your wood especially people with heart stove is EPA certified. Look or lung disease, are sensitive for the EPA metal tag on the to the health effects of back of the device (will have smoke, month and year of Smoke from wood stoves manufacture punctured); is responsible for the Most certified devices were majority of air pollution in manufactured and installed Plumas County, according to after1990. the Northern Sierra Air If the stove is not EPA Quality Management certified, consider retiring District. the old one and installing an The U.S. Environmental efficient, EPA certified Protection Agency has appliance available at local designated the greater retailers such as pellet Portola area as a federal stoves, liquid fuel devices "non-attainment" area for and electric devices that pollution. This means the produce much lower area's air pollution exceeds emissions than wood stoves federal air quality and are less labor intensive. standards. New appliances will offer The AQMD, the California better efficiency and provide Air Resources Board, the more heat: save money and EPA and the City of Portola reduce emissions. are working together to For tips on burning more reduce air pollution to meet efficiently, go to: state and national standards, html. The EPA recommends Best wood stove operating never burning these items in practices your appliance: Staff at the AQMD offer - Household garbage or the following suggestions to cardboard. Plastics, foam help residents save money and the colored ink on and time by using best magazines, boxes, and practices for heating with wrappers produce harmful wood stoves: chemicals when burned and - Make sure wood is may damage your seasoned (split at least six wood-burning appliance. months prior to burning). - Coated, painted, or Burning seasoned wood can pressure-treated wood save up to two-thirds the release toxic chemicals amount of wood consumed when burned. annually. - Ocean driftwood, - Ask about the moisture plywood, particle board, or content of the wood. To be any wood with glue on or in considered seasoned; the it release toxic chemicals fuel moisture content must when burned. be 20 percent or less. - Wet, rotted, diseased, or - Cover split wood before moldy wood. fail rains begin. For tips on the best items - Have stoves inspected by to burn go to: a certified professional. A clean chimney reduces risk html. of fire. Additional information is - Never burn garbage in a available by contacting the wood stove. Toxic chemicals Northern Sierra AQMD, are released into the air- 832-0102. Air quality and both inside and outside the burn day information is home. available online at - Do not dampen the stove In a collaborative effort with Plumas County Probation, the Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center is conducting its annual Coat Drive. From left, Nayeli Macias, Emergency Services Coordinator for PCIRC; Leah Irons, Front Office Family Advocate and Coat Drive Project Manager for PClRC; and Robin Thielman of Plumas County Probation unload another "special delivery" of winter coats, hats, scarves and boots gathered from local drop-off bins. Anyone in need of free warm clothes can stop by PCIRC at 591 W. Main St., Quincy, to get something cozy. Want to help or have questions? Call PCIRC at 283-5515. Photo submitted ].st 1 CLICK AWAY All Outdoor Furniture in Stock! Carpets Blinds Wood Flooring sunny Aapen, Broyhill, and Lane Furniture Open Wed-Sun, 9:30 AM - 4 PM Fri., Nov. 6th " Sat., Nov 7th " Sun., Nov 8th 11am - 4pro We have what you need for the holidays.,. party trays, cheeses, crackers... lots of food! Stop by & taste! (530) 284-7024 4368 Main Street, ~We Accept EBT 7455 Highway 89 P.O. Box 335 Graeagle, Ca 96103 530.836.2383 I