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Burn restrictions lifted

Cal Fire has lifted its burn ban within the state responsibility area as of Tuesday, according to a Cal Fire press release. Residential debris burning will be allowed with a valid residential burn permit, but only during the hours approved by the local air quality district.

The maximum pile size is 4 feet in diameter, and there must be a water supply available and a responsible person present with a shovel.

Fire restrictions in the Tahoe National Forest have been lifted as of Monday, said a U.S. Forest Service spokesman. Recent rain and snow in the high country enabled the Forest Service to lift restrictions. Visitors can now have campfires in the backcountry with a valid campfire permit. As fall progresses however, visitors are reminded to be fire-safe as the weather can turn warm, dry and windy.



This past year in the Tahoe National Forest, there were 65 lightning-caused fires and 52 human fires for a combined total of 38 acres, the largest being 2.5 acres.

For more information on fire restrictions, contact offices in Camptonville at (530) 288-3231, Foresthill at (530) 367-2224, Nevada City at (530) 265-4531, Sierraville at (530) 994-3401, and Truckee at (530) 587-3558.




Open burning restricted within Nevada City

Nevada City has issued a “friendly reminder” to all city residents that burning has been restricted within the Nevada City city limits.

At the June 27, 2012, City Council meeting, the council passed Ordinance No. 2012-06, which amends the Municipal Code to restrict open burning. Burn permits will no longer be issued by the Nevada City Fire Department. Burn permits issued prior to June 27 are no longer valid regardless of when they were dated.

Call the Nevada City Fire Department at (530) 265-2351 for any questions concerning open burning.


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