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CAL FIRE Reminds Californians to Prepare Their Homes Now for Wildfire

Sacramento – As California’s weather has already increased fire danger across the State, CAL FIRE is urging Californians to ensure they prepare their homes and property for wildfire. CAL FIRE officials are providing tips to residents to ensure they prepare for wildfire by focusing on Defensible Space and Home Hardening retrofits. “Recent wildfires and research […]

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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, Eastern Sacramento, and North-Eastern San Joaquin Counties

Camino –The increasing fire danger due to continued drought and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Areas of Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento, and San Joaquin Counties. This suspension takes effect at 12:00 AM on Monday, May 23rd, […]

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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Shasta and Trinity Counties

Redding/Weaverville – California has already experienced an unusually early start to fire season amidst an ongoing drought and historically low rainfall and reservoir levels. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California and across the west is starting earlier and ending later each year. Warmer spring and summer temperatures, […]

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CAL FIRE Establishes New Division to Assist Local Communities Prepare for Wildfires

Sacramento – As California continues to increase its focus on fire prevention and community readiness for wildfires, CAL FIRE has established the Community Wildfire Preparedness and Mitigation Division within the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The new division follows the passage of Assembly Bill 9, authored by Assembly Member Jim Wood in 2021, which […]

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CAL FIRE Awards Nevada County Storm Damage Grant

Auburn –CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (NEU) has secured funding for a direct funded grant with the purpose to mitigate the impacts from the damaging heavy storm event that began December 27th, 2021. The primary goal of the grant is to provide financial support to focus wildfire risk mitigation efforts on community protection, ingress, and egress. […]

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Fire Crew Readiness Exercise on April 27

Auburn – Each year CAL FIRE, in cooperation with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), the California Conservation Corps (CCC) and the California National Guard prepare and certify firefighting hand crews for fire season. CAL FIRE is hosting our annual Type I Fire Crew Certification Exercises this year at the Reader Ranch in […]

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Burn permits required in Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties starting April 18

Auburn – Effective 8:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2022, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (NEU) will require burn permits for residential burning within Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties. Residents wishing to burn MUST verify it is a permissive burn day prior to burning. For burn day information contact […]

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CAL FIRE Accepting Wildfire Resilience Block Grant Applications

CAL FIRE is announcing up to $10 million in funding available for Wildfire Resilience Block Grants. Funding to support private forestland owners is provided through the Budget Act of 2021 and supports California’s goals of improved forest health, resilience to climate change, and reduced forestland impacts due to devastating wildfires as outlined in California’s Wildfire […]