The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire ) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced effective at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 1, all hazard reduction burning will require a permit in Mariposa County. Permits are required year round in Madera County.
The following guidelines are required when conducting a hazard reduction burn:
* Property owners conducting hazard reduction burning are responsible for checking the burn day status. Madera County: 1-877-429-2876 - Mariposa County: (209) 966-1200.
* You must clear all flammable material and vegetation within 10 feet of the outer edge of the burn pile.
* Keep a water supply close to the burning site.
* An adult must be in attendance with a shovel until the fire is out.
* No burning shall be undertaken unless weather conditions (particularly wind) are such that burning can be considered safe.
* Remember no household trash, processed wood or garbage can be burned
* Permits may be obtained at the nearest Cal Fire or Madera County Fire Station.
In Madera County:
Cal Fire Ahwahnee - 43033 Highway 49 South, Ahwahnee
Cal Fire Raymond - 34951 Road 606, Raymond
Cal Fire Rancheria - 53488 Road 200, North Fork
Cal Fire Bass Lake - 38333 Road 223, Oakhurst
Cal Fire Coarsegold - 35600 Highway 41, Coarsegold
Madera County Station 8 Indian Lakes - 47050 Road 417, Coarsegold
Madera County Station 12 - 48355 Liberty Drive, Oakhurst
In Mariposa County:
Cal Fire Usona - 2629 Highway 49 South, Mariposa
Cal Fire Mariposa - 5633 Highway 49 North, Mariposa
Cal Fire Coulterville - 10508 Highway 49 North, Coulterville
Cal Fire Cathey’s Valley - 2203 Highway 140, Cathey’s Valley
Remember personnel may be away from the station for extended periods of time when they are responding to emergencies.
For more information you may call or stop by your nearest Cal Fire or Madera County Fire Station, or visit the Cal Fire website at www.fire.ca.gov or www.ReadySetGo.org.