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"Yellow Burn" Day Definition Changed

"Yellow Burn" Day Definition Changed

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(KSL News) -- New changes in the state's air quality alert system may help reduce the foulness of our dreaded inversions.

Starting today, the Utah Division of Air Quality will use a more proactive procedure for the Wood Burn Program. In the past, the Division issued a "yellow burn" advisory when the air quality reached a level unhealthy for sensitive individuals.

The Division will now issue a "yellow burn" advisory when the Air Quality Index is moderate, pollution is increasing, and an inversion is expected to continue.

Today is a yellow burn condition for Salt Lake, Davis and Utah Counties.

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