Air pollution regulators today issued an alert banning wood fires in the Bay Area for the second consecutive day because of poor air quality.

The Spare the Air alert bans wood fires in fireplaces, stoves, pellet stoves, outdoor fire pits and other wood-burning devices from noon today through noon Thursday in nine counties

"Although the Bay Area is experiencing spring-like weather, particulate pollution has again reached unhealthy levels," said Jack Broadbent, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District executive officer.

For further information, visit www.sparetheair.org.