What: CALFIRE has banned open fires in its service areas due to extremely dry weather. Campfires are still allowed in designated areas, according to a CALFIRE news release. Agricultural and industrial burns are only allowed if CALFIRE issues a special permit.
Where: CalFIRE jurisdiction in Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties, as well as western San Joaquin County.
When: The ban begins Friday at 8 a.m. and remains in effect until further notice, according to the release.