CAL FIRE to suspend Butte County burn permits

Burn permits in Butte County will be suspended starting June 1, according to the CAL FIRE Butte County Unit.

Posted: May 28, 2021 4:45 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - CAL FIRE will be suspending burn permits in Butte County on Tuesday, June 1 as the state enters a second consecutive dry season, CAL FIRE Butte County said.

The suspension will take effect at 6 a.m. on Tuesday and bans all residential outdoor burning on landscape debris.

John Messina, CAL FIRE Butte Unit Chief, said the dry conditions and hot temperatures are causing the suspension to take effect earlier in the year.

This year with lower precipitation and warmer spring temperatures the snowpack reduced and melted earlier.

Due to this, the forest has become more susceptible to severe wildfire.

Since Jan. 1, 2021, CAL FIRE and firefighters from all over the state have responded to more than 2600 wildfires, CAL FIRE said.

Residents are asked to use the extra time to maintain a minimum of 100 feet of Defensible Space around every home and building.

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