CAL FIRE Suspends All Outdoor Burning

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Oct 23, 2017 Comments Off on CAL FIRE Suspends All Outdoor Burning Peter Chupity

Morgan Hill – Due to the current fire conditions and the amount of fire suppression resources committed to the fires in Northern California, effective today; Friday October 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. CAL FIRE suspends all outdoor open burning within the State Responsibility Areas and any Local Responsibility Areas under CAL FIRE Contract in the following CAL FIRE Units or Contract County:

• Marin – Marin County
• San Mateo – Santa Cruz serving San Mateo, Santa Cruz counties
• Santa Clara – serving Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara and areas west of I-5 in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties
• Sonoma-Lake-Napa – serving Sonoma, Lake, Napa and portions of Solano, Yolo, and Colusa counties.

This burn suspension bans ALL outdoor burning including campfires, warming fires and ceremonial fires.

This order is made under the authority vested by the Director of the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as per section 4423.1 of the Public Resources Code. This suspension of burning will be reassessed when critical fire conditions decline and or the amount of fire suppression resources committed to the large fires become locally available.

For more information on how you can help spare the air in the San Francisco Bay Area you can contact the Bay Area Air Quality Management District at 415-771-6000 or www.baaqmd.gov. For information in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties contact the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District at 209-557-6400 or www.valleyair.org. For Santa Cruz County you may call the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District at 831-647-9411 or www.mbuapcd.org.

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

In specific locations, Campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property that are otherwise permitted by the landowner may be allowed if the campfire is maintained in a facility designed to hold a campfire and in such a manner as to prevent the fire from spreading to the wildland. The public is cautioned that they are liable for any fire they lose control over.

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