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Burning restrictions lifted in Placer County

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Cooler weather and decreased fire danger has allowed Cal Fire, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, to reduce burning restrictions in some areas of Northern California. Cal Fire officials declared an end to the suspension of all residential burning within state responsibility areas of Placer, Nevada and Yuba counties as of Oct. 18. 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. The subsequent requirements, listed on the burn permit, must be followed: · Maximum pile size 4 foot in diameter. · Clear all flammable material and vegetation within 10-feet of the outer edge of the pile. · Keep a water supply close to the burning site. · An adult should be in attendance with a shovel until the fire is put out. · No burning shall be undertaken unless weather conditions (particularly wind) are such that burning can be considered safe. Violations of any burning permit terms are a violation of state law. If fires escape homeowners’ control, they can be issued a citation and be held liable for suppression costs and damages. Loomis Fire District residents can obtain burn permits at the fire station located at the corner of Magnolia Street and Horseshoe Bar Road. Confirm burn day status by calling (800) 998-2876.