Burn bans are lifted for rural residents

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Burn bans have been lifted allowing rural residents with permits to commence burning on designated days. Cooler weather and decreased fire danger allowed Cal Fire, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, to reduce burning restrictions in Placer County. “Burn permits will be required due to the potential for fire danger to fluctuate in the coming weeks,” said Brad Harris, Cal Fire Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Chief. “Residents must always use caution when burning, follow all guidelines and maintain control of their fire at all times.” Cal Fire officials will coordinate with local Air Pollution Control Districts on the daily burn day status. Residents must obtain a valid burn permit and burn only on permissive burn days. According to Cal Fire, violations of any burning permit terms are a violation of state law and if a fire escapes a homeowner’s control they can be issued a citation and be held liable for suppression costs and damages. Burn permits can be obtained at all Cal Fire facilities and at local fire stations. Residents can confirm burn day status by calling the appropriate phone number (800) 998-2876. For more information, call 530-889-0111 or visit BURN REQUIREMENTS Clear all flammable material and vegetation within 10-feet of the outer pile edge. Don’t burn unless weather conditions, especially wind, can be considered safe. Keep a water supply close to the burning site. Maximum pile size is 4-foot diameter. Adult should be in attendance with a shovel until the fire is put out.