CAL FIRE Suspends All Burn Permits For Outdoor Residential Burning

CAL FIRE Suspends All Burn Permits For Outdoor Residential Burning

As of 8AM Monday morning, CAL FIRE will suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento and Alpine Counties. This bans pertains to all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves.  According to Cal Fire, we have begun to see a number of escaped residential debris burns and with the increase in temperatures and decrease in the humidities, it is no longer safe for the public to perform residential debris burning.   Since January 1, 2018 CAL FIRE and firefighters across the state have already responded to over 1,677 wildfires.  While outdoor burning of landscape debris by homeowners is no longer allowed, CAL FIRE is asking residents to take that extra time to ensure that they are prepared for wildfires by maintaining a minimum of 100 feet of Defensible Space around every home and building on their property and being prepared to evacuate if the time comes. For additional information on how to create Defensible Space, on how to be prepared for wildfires, as well as tips to prevent wildfires, visit ReadyForWildfire.org.

Written by KVGC Staff

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