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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Counties

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Dry conditions, and a lack of firefighting resources available in our area, have prompted officials for CalFire to suspend burning permits throughout the Lassen-Modoc Unit.

“This morning,” explained CalFire Information Officer Leah Sandberg Thursday, “the Lassen-Modoc Unit sent firefighting resources to the CalFire Butte Unit to aid in the fight against the ‘Camp’ Fire currently burning near Paradise.”

“Due to this commitment of resources and the lack of rain in our own area, it has become necessary to suspend all burn permits.”

“We appreciate the desire to burn yard debris in the short window of time we have between late autumn and snowfall,” said Scott Packwood, CalFire’s Lassen-Modoc Unit Chief. “However, the commitment of local resources, lack of precipitation, critical fire weather, and acute dryness of vegetation throughout the state, makes it necessary to suspend all burning on state responsibility area lands within the counties of Lassen, Modoc and Plumas. We will lift the suspension when it is safe to do so.”

This suspension takes effect at midnight tonight and prohibits all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves until the suspension is formally rescinded.

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One Response to CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Counties

  1. Nickie Ashman

    Nickie Ashman

    Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 3:22 pm

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