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Burn Ban in Effect July 1, 2014

Release Date: Jun 24, 2014  

Susanville – CAL FIRE announces all dooryard burn permits within Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Counties are SUSPENDED as of midnight June 30, 2014. The burn ban will continue until formally cancelled by CAL FIRE. Dooryard burn permits will not be issued and dooryard burning is not allowed during this time.

So far this year, CAL FIRE has responded to over 2,257 wildfires across the state. This is well above the year-to-date average of 1,394 wildfires. Unfortunately, the seasonal outlook does not offer much better news, as it calls for above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation over the next several months. This means the potential for large fires is greater than usual.

With this in mind, CAL FIRE encourages residents to remove fire hazards around their home. Though it may not be possible to keep a green lawn this year due to water conservation efforts, keeping the lawn short and clearing fuels from around your home will help slow the spread of fire.

CAL FIRE is doing their part to conserve water, and asks residents to do the same during this drought emergency. Please remember, every gallon of water saved in and around your home is a gallon that firefighters can use to protect California from wildfires.

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