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

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Warming temperatures and winds are drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting the CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc Unit to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Counties.

This suspension takes effect Monday, July 15th, 2019 and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves.

“Last year was a devastating reminder that the public cannot let their guard down. Together, we must adapt and evolve to be able to withstand the intensity of these fires, keeping in mind, that the only way to mitigate the damage they cause is through preparation,” said Chief Thom Porter, CAL FIRE director.

“The dry, hot weather that fueled the massive fires last year will return again this year, so it is up to the public to be ready.”

Since January 1st, CAL FIRE and firefighters across the state have already responded to over 2,108 wildfires for 19,144 acres.

While outdoor burning of landscape debris by homeowners is no longer allowed, CAL FIRE is asking residents to take that extra time to ensure that they are prepared for wildfires by maintaining a minimum of 100 feet of Defensible Space around every home and buildings on their property and being prepared to evacuate if the time comes.

Here are some tips to help prepare homes and property:
• Clear all dead and or dying vegetation 100 feet from around all structures.
• Landscape with fire resistant plants and non-flammable ground cover.
• Find alternative ways to dispose of landscape debris like chipping or hauling it to a biomass energy or green waste facility

The department may issue restricted temporary burning permits if there is an essential reason due to public health and safety. Agriculture, land management, fire training, and other industrial-type burning may proceed if a CAL FIRE official inspects the burn site and issues a special permit.

The suspension of burn permits for residential landscape debris does not apply to campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property. Campfires may be permitted if the campfire is maintained in such a manner as to prevent its spread to the wildland. A campfire permit can be obtained at local fire stations or online at PreventWildfireCA.org.

For additional information on how to create Defensible Space, on how to be prepared for wildfires, as well as tips to prevent wildfires, visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

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

  1. Kandy Foard

    Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at 8:43 am

    F Y I
    Good To Know ❤️🙏🔥

  2. Theresa Cosma Housel

    Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at 6:45 am

    Thank goodness

  3. Mike Lee

    Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at 5:45 am

    was surprised when I drove by a sign yesterday that didn’t already say suspended.

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