Burn Suspension Update

Following recent rain, Cal Fire’s Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit has lifted the suspension of burning within State Responsibility Area (SRA) within Eastern Madera County effective Monday, Nov. 17. Hazard reduction burning in Eastern Madera County will be allowed with a valid San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District permit.

While cooler temperatures have helped to diminish the threat of wildfire, residents are asked to use caution while conducting debris burns. Burn permits are required for all burning projects, and residents must follow local burning requirements and maintain control of their fire at all times. Property owners may be held liable if a fire escapes their control and/or burns the property of a neighbor.

Residential burning requirements:

Contact your nearest Cal Fire station and/or local fire department to acquire the proper permit. Property owners conducting hazard reduction burning are responsible for checking the burn day status by calling the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District burn line at 1-877-429-2876 prior to igniting their hazard reduction pile.

If favorable burn conditions change, Cal Fire will suspend burning until favorable conditions return. Cal Fire is closely monitoring fire and weather conditions daily.

Burn permits may be obtained at the following Cal Fire or Madera County Fire Stations:

For more information on how to safely burn outdoors, visit, or call or stop by your nearest Cal Fire or Madera County Fire Station.

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-- Cal Fire