This is the second straight day an alert has been called and it's the 29th air quality alert in the Bay Area so far this winter season. Only 10 alerts were issued during the entire winter season last year.
The Sunday alert prohibits Bay Area residents from burning wood, manufactured fire logs or any other solid fuel both indoors and outdoors for 24 hours.
First-time violators of the ban are given the option of taking a wood smoke awareness class or paying a $100 fine. Second violations result in a $500 fine and the penalties rise with each violation after that.