Friday, September 27, 2013

Burn Ban Lifted in N. California

CAL FIRE has lifted suspension of residential burning, effective as of 6 a.m. Friday September 27, 2013.  CAL FIRE Unit Chief Bernie Paul is formally cancelling the suspension and advises that people possessing current and valid agricultural and residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissible burn days. Safe “Residential” burning still requires a minimum of 10’ clearance around the 4x4 piles and an adult must be in attendance at all times. Agricultural burning permits will need to be inspected by a CAL FIRE or Forest Service employee prior to burning till the end of fire season.

Burn permits will still be required until the end of fire season. Fire danger is predicted to increase over the next several weeks as a hotter and drier weather system moves in over Siskiyou County. Residents must always use caution when burning, follow all guidelines and maintain control of their fire at all times.

Contact your nearest CAL FIRE facility and/ or local fire department to acquire the proper permit. Residents should call Siskiyou County Air Pollution Board at (530)842-8123 to confirm it’s a permissive burn day and the burn times.

For more information on burning, call CAL FIRE at (530)842-3516. Or visit CAL FIRE website at www.fire.ca.gov.