Jun 22, 2015 1:38 PM by News Staff
With drought conditions continuing to increase fire danger in California, Cal Fire has suspended all outdoor burn permits in Butte, Glenn, Tehama and Shasta Counties, effective Monday.
Officials say the risk of wildfires is well above average for this time of year, and Cal Fire firefighters have already responded to 70 percent more fires than this time last year.
The exact time frame on the ban will depend on whether we get significant rain in the early months of fall, but until at least then, the burning of leaves, pine needles and twigs will have to wait.
Instead of burning, Cal Fire suggests residents create defensible space by finding alternative ways to dispose debris, like chipping or hauling debris to a biomass energy facility.
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