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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

CAL FIRE Bay Area Outdoor Burning Ban Lifted



CAL FIRE Suspension of All Outdoor Burning Lifted

Morgan Hill – On October 13, 2017 CAL FIRE Bay Area Units suspended all outdoor burning due to weather conditions and the amount of fire suppression resourcecommitted to the fires in NortherCalifornia.  Effective November 1, 2017 this suspension is lifted within the State Responsibility Areaand any Local Responsibility Areas under CAL FIREContract in the following CAL FIRE Units or ContracCounty:
•  Marin – Marin County
•  San Mateo - Santa Cruz serving San Mateo, Santa Cruz counties
•  Santa Clara - serving AlamedaContra CostaSanta Clara and areas west of I-5 in
Stanislaus and SaJoaquin counties
•  Sonoma-Lake-Napa - serving SonomaLake, Napa and portions of Solano, Yolo, and
Colusa counties.

Permits to burn are still required.  Contact your local jurisdiction about requirements for burn permits.

For more information on how you can help spare the air in the SaFranciscBay Area you cacontact the Bay Area Air Quality Management Districat 415-771-6000 orwww.baaqmd.govFor information in Stanislaus and SaJoaquin countiecontact the SaJoaquin Valley Air Pollution Control Districat 209-557-6400 or www.valleyair.orgForSanta Cruz County you may call the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control Districat 831-647-9411 or www.mbuapcd.org.

CAL FIRE is asking residents to ensure that they are preparefor wildfires including maintaining a minimum of 100 feet of Defensible Space around every home.

For additional information on preparing for and preventing wildfires visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org.



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