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All Burn Permits Suspended!

posted Jun 1, 2021, 4:18 PM by Kristin Snell   [ updated Jun 1, 2021, 5:11 PM ]

by Diana Pasquini, San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center

CAL FIRE has suspended ALL burn permits for outdoor residential burning within Nevada, Yuba and Placer counties. Because of increased fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grasses and hotter, drier conditions in the region, all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris (leaves, branches, etc.) is banned.

As of this writing, CAL FIRE and firefighters across California have responded to 2038 wildfires since January 1; and it’s still May! This looks like it’s going to be a long, hot, dry summer accompanied by the threat of a particularly severe wildfire season.

Now is the time to make sure that there are 100 feet of defensible space around homes and outbuildings and to be prepared to evacuate if the time comes. Here are some tips from CAL FIRE that will help protect your home and property:

  • Clear all dead or dying vegetation 100 feet from around structures.
  • Landscape with fire resistant plants and non-flammable ground cover.
  • Find alternative ways to dispose of debris like chipping or hauling to a biomass energy/green waste facility.

For additional information on how to create defensible space, or how to be prepared for wildfires, as well as tips to prevent wildfires, visit