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Pollution advisory, no-burn day extended for Valley

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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A no-burn day and pollution advisory set for Friday has been extended to Saturday and Sunday.

The Maricopa County Air Quality Department extended the no-burn day. With this restriction in place, inspectors will be sent into the community to enforce the rule.

If residents or businesses have permits for open burning, they still need to follow this restriction and are not allowed to burn.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has extended a High Pollution Advisory for Saturday and Sunday as well.

The ADEQ issued the warning based on the cold air that hit the Valley Thursday evening. They expect the colder air to trigger an increase of wood-burning activity.

The ADEQ recommends that anyone with respiratory problems as well as the general public limit outdoor activities this weekend.

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