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Burn permits required after May 1

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The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County has announced burn permits are now required, which went into effect May 1.

“Escaped residential debris burns continue to be a leading cause of fire suppression calls in Nevada County,” according to a news release from the Fire Safe Council. “Learning to safely and cleanly burn vegetation debris helps to minimize smoke emissions and allows firefighters time to respond to true emergencies. It is your responsibility to know and follow local and state burning regulations. Failure to follow these regulations is a misdemeanor offense and you may be fined and prosecuted for the expense of containing a wildfire.”

Visit AreYouFireSafe.com for more information on residential burning, including how and where to obtain permits.

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