Firewood sales down in Bay Area

December 26, 2008 9:28:20 PM PST
Those winter "spare the airs" are dramatically chopping into sales of firewood.

The mandatory ban on wood burning took effect just this year, because of a new round of environmental studies.

Local businesses tell the San Jose Mercury News that firewood sales have fallen 75 percent since then. And businesses say more people are also buying stoves that burn natural gas - instead of wood.