CAL FIRE Suspension of All Outdoor Burning Lifted

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Nov 2, 2017 Comments Off on CAL FIRE Suspension of All Outdoor Burning Lifted Peter Chupity

 

Summary:  Effective November 1, 2017 the suspension is lifted.  Permits to burn are still required.

Morgan Hill – On October 13, 2017 CAL FIRE Bay Area Units suspended all outdoor burning due to weather conditions and the amount of fire suppression resources committed to the fires in Northern California.  Effective November 1, 2017 this suspension is lifted 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.

Permits to burn are still required.  Contact your local jurisdiction about requirements for burn permits.

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.

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