CAL FIRE Extinguished A Control Burn Today

CAL FIRE Extinguished A Control Burn Today

One Amador County resident apparently didn’t get the memo in time. Just after 8 this morning crews were called out to a 10’ x 20’ control burn off Red Corral Road.  Fire units arrived and quickly extinguished the fire and informed the home owner of the outdoor burn ban.   As of 8 AM this morning, CAL FIRE suspended all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento, and Alpine Counties.   The ban covers all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves.   CAL FIRE reminds residents not be lulled into a false sense of security on the heels of an exceptionally wet winter.  The abundant dead grass will only serve as a fuse to the heavier vegetation still suffering the lasting effects of 5 years of extreme drought.   Amador- El Dorado Unit Chief Scott Lindgren says everyone should make sure they are performing defensible space clearing in a safe way.  Make sure you are using the right tool for the right job, at the right time of day.

 

Written by KVGC Staff

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