A record 10th consecutive Spare the Air alert was called for Tuesday in the Bay Area, extending a ban on wood fires for another day.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District said it issued the alert because of forecasts for more unhealthy air quality on Tuesday. Despite warmer temperatures, a prolonged spell of dry, stagnant air continues to trap smoke and other pollutants that have built up in the region for more than a week.

The streak of alerts may stop on Wednesday if predicted onshore winds arrive early enough to sweep away pollutants, the air district said.

Tuesday is the 14th Spare the Air alert of the cold season. During alerts, the pollution district bans wood and other solid fuel fires in fireplaces, fire inserts, stoves or outdoor fire pits.

The district regulates air pollution in seven Bay Area counties and southern parts of Solano and Sonoma counties.

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