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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

CA-NEU: Residential Burning with permits resumes

Cal Fire's Nevada, Yuba and Placer counties unit announce reduce burning restrictions in some areas of Northern California. As of monday, permitted residential burning is allowed to resume.

“Burn permits will be required due to the potential for fire danger to fluctuate in the coming weeks,” said Cal Fire Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Chief Brad Harris.

“Residents must always use caution when burning, follow all guidelines and maintain control of their fire at all times.”

Cal Fire officials will coordinate with local Air Pollution Control Districts on the daily burn day status. Residents must obtain a valid burn permit and burn only on permissive burn days.

Keep in mind – violations of any burning permit terms are a violation of state law. If a fire escapes a homeowner's control they can be issued a citation and be held liable for suppression costs and damages.


“Burn permits will be required due to the potential for fire danger to fluctuate in the coming weeks,” said CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Chief Brad Harris. “Residents must always use caution when burning, follow all guidelines and maintain control of their fire at all times.”

CAL FIRE officials will coordinate with local Air Pollution Control Districts on the daily burn day status. Residents must obtain a valid burn permit and burn only on permissive burn days. The subsequent requirements, listed on the burn permit, must be followed:

* Maximum pile size 4 foot in diameter.

* Clear all flammable material and vegetation within 10-feet of the outer edge of the pile.

* Keep a water supply close to the burning site.

* An adult should be in attendance with a shovel until the fire is put out.

* No burning shall be undertaken unless weather conditions (particularly wind) are such that burning can be considered safe.


Burn permits can be obtained at all Cal Fire facilities. Residents can confirm burn day status by calling (530) 274-7928.
 
Placer County: (800) 998-2876
Nevada County: (530) 274-7928
Truckee area: (530) 582-1027
Yuba County: (530)741-6299

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