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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

CAL FIRE Orders Summer Burn Suspension And Campfire Restrictions

Statewide Burn Ban Issued
The Burn Ban suspends all residential burn permits, forest management, hazard abatement, and other industrial-type permitted burning within the 31 million acres of State Responsibility Area.

Due to the dry conditions we're facing because of the drought in California, the head of CAL FIRE ordered the suspension of all burning for the summer. 

It does not apply to designated campsites, but it does apply to 31 million acres of land throughout California that CAL FIRE is assigned to protect.

Campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property are allowed if they are in a designated campfire site that prevents fire from spreading outside the site.

Grilling in the picnic areas are not allowed, but gas and propane stoves can still be used.

The moisture levels for grass, bushes and trees at the national parks is remarkably low, much like what they would see in September after months of summer heat

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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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