Friday, May 29, 2009

Tehama County: Burn ban starts Monday

A burn ban has been declared in Tehama County as of Monday, June 1, to the end of fire season.

This burn ban is in all areas of Tehama County with the exception of the of Mineral, Childs Meadows, Deer Creek and Mill Creek, according to CalFire and Tehama County Fire Department.

The burn ban in these areas goes into effect July 1, to the end of declared fire season unless fire conditions require an earlier burn ban.


The burn ban in these areas goes into effect July 1, to the end of declared fire season unless fire conditions require an earlier burn ban.

Agricultural, forest management and other industrial burning may proceed if an authorized fire official inspects the area and issues a special permit.

Residents have been advised to check with Air Pollution Control to verify if it is a legal burn day prior to starting any burn. Campfires will be allowed in designated campgrounds with permission of the jurisdictional authority and a valid campfire permit.

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