Southern California Public Radio (KPCC): No More Fire in the Fireplace by Lauren Whaley Radio published on 2011-12-06T06:00:42Z No more fires in the hearth? Fireplaces targeted as a source of air pollution KPCC Public Radio: The Madeleine Brand Show January 24, 2011 It isn’t cold in Los Angeles often. But when it is, lighting a log in the fireplace is an appealing idea. It is also a form of air pollution. Freelance reporter Lauren Whaley says the Air Quality Management District is targeting even the smallest emissions, including fireplaces. That has some people -dare we say it- fired up.