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Burn permits now required in Loomis

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Burn permits for residential burning are now required within the Loomis Fire Protection District, as well as all of unincorporated Placer County. Permits are available at the Loomis fire station on Horseshoe Bar Road at Magnolia Street from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. For information about permits in the Penryn Fire District, call 663-3389. To obtain a permit in the South Placer Fire District, call 791-7059. Burning is only allowed on days and hours permitted by Air Pollution Control District; call (530) 889-6868. “It is imperative that landowners follow all requirements listed on the burn permit,” said Cal Fire Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Chief Brad Harris. “If a fire escapes their control, they can be issued a citation and be held liable for suppression costs and damages.” Requirements listed on the burn permit include: Maximum pile size 4 foot in diameter. Clear all flammable material and vegetation within 10-feet of the outer edge of the burn pile. Keep a water supply close to the burn pile. An adult must be in attendance with a shovel until the fire is out. Only dry vegetative material such as leaves, pine needles and tree trimmings can be burned. Absolutely no household trash or garbage can be burned. No burning shall be undertaken unless weather conditions are safe, with no strong wind. You must have your signed permit in your possession while you are burning and you are responsible for maintaining control of your fire at all times. Always call to confirm burn day status, including appropriate burning hours. - Staff report