PHOENIX - You might want to think twice about lighting the fireplace for Christmas.
Maricopa County has issued a no burn day for December 24 and 25 due to a high pollution advisory.
On no burn days residents are restricted from all wood-burning devices. Natural gas and electric fireplaces are allowed.
If you are thinking of barbecuing outside, that is also allowed.
Residents with respiratory issues are encouraged to limit outdoor activity.
PM-2.5 High Pollution Advisory issued for Dec. 24 & 25. A No Burn Day will be in effect for both dates. Eliminate fireplace, fire pit and wood stove use. Electric/Gas fireplaces and fire pits are allowed during these advisories. Leaf blowers/OHVs are restricted during HPAs. pic.twitter.com/9zQ5XmtPqI