Recent rains and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the threat of wildfires allowing CAL FIRE’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit to transition out of fire season.
Cal Fire Captain John Hotchkiss says the transition begins next week.
Hotchkiss says even though technically fire season is over, it’s still necessary to check to see if it is ok to burn.
Cal Fire also reminds people that burn piles must be monitored.
During burning make sure that piles of landscape debris are no larger than four feet in diameter, provide a 10 ft. clearance down to bare mineral soil around the burn pile and that a responsible adult is in attendance at all times with a water source and a shovel.
Acting Unit Chief Chris DeSena of the Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit says the next few months of reduced fire risk provides the perfect opportunity to create defensible space around your residence and prepare for next fire season.