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Thursday, December 22, 2011

SCU: CALFIRE Open Burn Ban Due To Dry Fuels

 CALFIRE Santa Clara Unit has banned open fires in its jurisdictional areas due to extremely dry weather.

 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.

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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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