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Thursday, October 6, 2011

CAL FIRE / Butte County Fire to Lift Burn Ban

CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire to Lift Burn Ban

Butte County - The county wide burn ban will be lifted as of Wednesday, October 5th at 8:00a.m. While residents of the unincorporated areas of the county may burn, they will be required to obtain a burn permit until the end of Peak Fire Season is declared. Residents are required to contact Butte County Air Quality Management District at 332-9407 to determine if it is a permissible burn day

While predicted cooler temperatures will help to diminish the threat of wildfire, residents are still reminded to use caution while conducting residential dooryard debris burns. CAL FIRE/Butte

Butte County Fire offers the following safety guidelines:
  • Burn only clean, dry vegetative waste such as leaves, pine needles and yard clippings.  
  • Do not burn on windy days. 
  • Piles should be no larger than four feet in diameter. 
  • Clear a 10-foot diameter down to bare soil around your piles. 
  • Keep a water source handy such as a garden hose. 
  • Fire should never be left unattended. 
  • Property owners will be held civilly and criminally liable if a fire escapes their control and/or burns on to neighboring property. 
For more information on burning: call the Fire Prevention Bureau at (530) 538-7888 or visit us on the Web at
California Fire News 2011

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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