Open burning is being banned across 31-million acres of land in the state. State Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott issued that order yesterday. CAL FIRE Information Officer Lynne Tolmachoff says Nevada County had already banned outdoor burning.
Tolmachoff says that no burning will be allowed on State Responsibility Areas.*
According to data released by CAL FIRE, the number of responses is up dramatically so far this year.
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The suspended burning order is part of CAL FIRE’s efforts to reduce the wildfire threat which has been increased because of the drought emergency.
Residents are urged to visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org for tips on how to prepare homes and family for wildfire. The website also links to important water saving tips, a resource critical to the control of wildfires.