Cal Fire Transitions Out Of Peak Fire Season Effective Today

Cal Fire Transitions Out Of Peak Fire Season Effective Today

Recent rains and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the threat of wildfires allowing Cal Fire’s Amador-El Dorado Unit to transition out of peak fire season effective today in Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento and Alpine Counties. The 2017 Fire Season has been an extremely active year, even more so than in 2016. Statewide, Cal Fire and firefighters from many local agencies responded to over 6,000 wildfires within the state responsibility area that burned nearly 505,000 acres. In the Amador-El Dorado Unit, Cal Fire responded to 232 wildfires that charred 2,268 acres. Cal Fire will continue to maintain staffing to meet potential threat, as well as maintaining the ability to strategically move resources to areas that remain at a higher threat level. A leading cause of wildfires this time of year is from escaped debris burning. Before you burn, ensure it is a permissive burn day by contacting the local Air Quality District and then make sure you have any and all required burn permits. For more ways to burn safely visit readyforwildfire.org 

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