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Red Flag Warning and Burn Permits

Cal Fire says it only takes a split second for a fire to escape in the high winds recently seen in the area. Cal Fire Spokesperson Daniel Berlant says the high winds have prompted Cal Fire to issue the Red Flag warning in the majority of the bay area counties. He is encouraging local residents to refrain from burning until the winds subside.
Click here to listen to Information Officer Daniel Berlant

High winds are predicted to continue throughout the day, with higher temperatures to move into the area for the latter part of the week.

CALFIRE is requiring outdoor burn permits for residential burning within state responsibility areas of Nevada, Yuba and Placer counties today Wednesday, May 1.  Residents must obtain a valid burn permit and burn only on permissive burn days as determined by their local Air District.  CALFIRE Information Officer Lynne Tomlachoff says their are requirements to follow when burning.
Click here to listen to Information Officer Lynne Tomlachoff

Other Requirements include:
Absolutely NO household trash or garbage can be burned
No burning shall be undertaken unless weather conditions are safe
You must have your signed permit in your possession while you are burning

Tomlachoff says there are other options if you are not able to burn
Click here to listen to Information Officer Lynne Tomlachoff

Due to lack of significant rainfall this winter, conditions are very dry with potentially high fire danger early in the season. According to CALFIRE Spokesperson Daniel Berlant, the permits may only be available for a two week period.
For more information on burn permit requirements and safe burning, contact CAL FIRE at 530.889.0111 or visit www.fire.ca.gov

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