Cal Fire suspends outdoor residential burning

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SAN DIEGO – CAL FIRE has suspended all permits for outdoor open residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of San Diego and Imperial Counties.

The suspension took effect June 1 and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris, including branches and leaves, as drought conditions continue to increase fire danger in the reason.

CAL FIRE may issue restricted temporary burning permits if there is an essential reason due to public health and/or safety. Agriculture, land management, fire training and other industrial-type burning may proceed if a CAL FIRE official inspects the burn site and issues a special permit.

Campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property that are otherwise permitted will be allowed if the campfire is maintained in such a manner as to prevent its spread to the wildland.

Visit www.readyforwildfire.org for more information on preparing for and preventing wildfires.

Some tips to help prepare your home and property:

  • Clear all dead or dying vegetation 100 feet around all structures.
  • Landscape with fire resistant/drought tolerant plants
  • Find alternative ways to dispose of landscape debris like chipping or hauling it to a biomass energy facility
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