Cal Fire’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer and Amador-El Dorado Units have lifted burn ban |

Cal Fire’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer and Amador-El Dorado Units have lifted burn ban

Cal Fire’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer and Amador-El Dorado Units have lifted the suspension of residential burning within the State Responsibility Area effective 8 a.m. on Monday.

While cooler temperatures have helped to diminish the threat of wildfire, residents are asked to use caution while conducting debris burns. Residents must follow burning requirements and maintain control of their fire at all times. Property owners may be held liable if a fire escapes their control and/or burns the property of a neighbor.

To reduce your risk of causing a wildland fire, review the requirements listed below to safely burn your debris piles:

— Only dry, natural, vegetative material such as leaves, pine needles and tree trimmings that originated on the property may be burned. Burning household garbage is not allowed.

— Piles will be no larger than 4 feet in diameter.

— Provide clearance around the pile that is 10 feet in diameter by removing all material that will burn, down to bare mineral soil.

— Have a water source on hand such as a charged garden hose or a minimum of a five-gallon backpack, pump-type water extinguisher.

— Responsible adult needs to be in attendance at all times.

— Only burn on permissive burn days.

Contact your nearest Cal Fire station and/or local fire department to acquire the proper permit. Permits will be required until the end of the current declared fire season. Residents can confirm the burn day status by calling 530-274-7928.

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