Cal Fire suspends all burning

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) in cooperation with Madera County Fire Department announced that as of Saturday, June 1, all burning has been suspended in the State Responsibility Area (SRA) of Madera County.

The burn suspension is necessary due to the lack of rainfall and higher than normal temperatures the area has experienced. California lends itself to severe wildfire conditions year round with its unique climate and topography, but this year is experiencing historic low fuel moistures, and has moved into peak fire season condition earlier than predicted. The chance of large and damaging fires exists throughout California.

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