All burn permits suspended

CAL FIREJanuary 17, 2014 

Due to Red Flag Alert conditions and lack of precipitation, the menace of wildfires still remains prevalent with the potential to destroy life and property, Cal Fire has proclaimed that all burning permits in the State Responsibility Areas of Madera County are suspended.

Past fire history combined with dry vegetation and predicted fire weather has prompted Cal Fire to proclaim the following types of burning restrictions and exception:

Restrictions: *All San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) Hazard Reduction and Prescribed Burning Permits within State Responsibility Areas are suspended. Previously issued permits will no longer be valid until the proclamation is rescinded.

Exceptions *Campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property are allowed if the purpose of the campfire is for cooking or providing warmth and is maintained in such a manner as to prevent the campfire from spreading to the wildland vegetation. This suspension will continue in place until formally rescinded. For more information on fire safety visit fire.ca.gov or readyforwildfire.org.

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