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Effective immediately, burn permits are required for Nevada, Yuba, Placer counties

Effective now, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit will require dooryard burning permits for residential burning within the three counties, according to a release.

Burning can only be done on permissive burn days. To find out if it is a permissive burn day, contact your local Air Pollution Control District or Air Quality Management District:

Placer County – 800-998-2876 (BURN) for landlines outside the city of Auburn or 530-889-6868 inside Auburn.

Nevada County – 530-274-7928 or 530-582-1027

Yuba County – 530-741-6299

The Unit Chief will implement a burn ban when weather conditions warrant.

Only natural vegetative material such as leaves, pine needles and tree trimmings may be burned. Household garbage may NOT be burned. Do not burn on windy days. Burning can only be done during permissive times.

You must have a signed permit in your possession while you are burning and you are responsible for maintaining control of your fire at all times. Possession of a permit does not protect you if your fire escapes. You are still liable for any suppression costs.

If a fire escapes your control, you should call 911. A fast response from the fire department can reduce suppression cost considerably.

Burn permits can be obtained from your local fire department. Cal Fire also offers online residential burn permits for residents living within the state responsibility area of Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra counties, effective immediately.

Applicants can access the website at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/.

Changing conditions may necessitate an early burn suspension. Please keep informed about burn restrictions by going to http://www.readyforwildfire.com.

Source: Cal Fire

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