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Cal Fire Lifts Burn Ban

Cooler weather and decreased fire danger has allowed CAL FIRE,  to reduce burning restrictions in some areas of Northern California. CAL FIRE officials have declared an end to the ban on residential burning within state responsibility areas of Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra counties effective today (Wednesday), October 5 at 8 a.m. Chelsea Fox with Cal-Fire says if there is cause, they will reinstate the ban.

“We work with the local Air Condition Control District. So we can cancel burning from day to day. So if we do get back into high fire danger, which is always a possibility this time of year, we can still cancel burning.”

Residents must obtain a valid burn permit and burn only on permissive burn days. In the Truckee area, burning is only allowed during daylight hours which minimizes smoke complaints due to nighttime inversions. Violations of any burning permit terms are a violation of state law. 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. Residents can confirm burn day status by calling the appropriate phone number: Nevada County: (530) 274-7928

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