CAL FIRE Suspends All Burn Permits For Amador/El Dorado Counties

CAL FIRE Suspends All Burn Permits For Amador/El Dorado Counties

CAL FIRE suspends burn permits in Amador, El Dorado, Alpine and Sacramento counties. After another wet winter and above average snow pack, warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the state responsibility areas For Amador and El Dorado counties. This suspension takes effect Monday, June 17th and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves. Unit Chief Scott Lindgren states “We have begun to see several escaped debris burns. With the increase in temperatures and decrease in the humidity, it is no longer safe for the public to perform residential debris burning. CAL FIRE will continue to perform strategic vegetation management burns given appropriate windows of opportunity in the weather. When these burns take place, numerous fire resources are present to manage the burn in a safe, controlled manner.” Here are some tips to help prepare homes and property from the threat of wildfires:

-Clear all dead and dying vegetation.

-Landscape with fire resistant plants and non-flammable ground cover.

-Find alternative ways to dispose of landscape debris like chipping or hauling it to a biomass energy or green waste facility.

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