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Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties Burn Suspension Lifted

Auburn, Calif. December 7, 2023 – Effective Friday, December 8, 2023, at 8:00 AM the burn suspension in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Chief Brian Estes is formally cancelling the burn suspension and advises residents that they may resume burning on permissible burn days (Open Burning). Non-residential […]

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CAL FIRE announces funding to help Californians prevent, mitigate & prepare for the threat of wildfire

Sacramento November 1, 2023 – As part of the Governor’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience Strategy, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is announcing the availability of up to $117 million in funding for local projects that address the risk of wildfire and reduce wildfire potential to communities, through the department’s Wildfire […]

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CAL FIRE Burn Permit Suspension Lifts Oct. 13 for Nevada, Placer, Yuba and Sierra counties

Auburn – Effective Friday, October 13th, 2023, the burn permit suspension in the State Responsibility Areas of Nevada, Yuba, Placer, and Sierra Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE Unit Chief Brian Estes is formally canceling the burn permit suspension and advises that those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can now resume […]

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CAL FIRE Urges Caution this Fire Prevention Week

Sacramento – CAL FIRE is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention WeekTM (FPW) campaign, “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire preventionTM.” The campaign provides an opportunity to educate everyone about the simple but important actions individuals can take to keep themselves and those […]

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Mt. Howell Vegetation Management Project

Auburn- Smoke may be visible in Colfax and the surrounding community Monday, October 2, 2023. CAL FIRE/Placer County Fire Department is conducting a fuel reduction project using live fire operations on the Mt. Howell Fire Lookout property in Placer County near Colfax. Weather conditions permitting, the burn will begin Monday, October 2nd at 09:00 am, […]

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Ready For Wildfire: Grant Funding To Create Wildfire Prepared Communities

Sacramento – Homeowners in six California counties will soon begin receiving home retrofits with ignition resistant materials to California’s most vulnerable populations as part of the California Wildfire Mitigation Program. The pilot home hardening initiative provides funding for defensible space and ignition resistant retrofits to harden approximately 2,500 homes in six counties over the next […]

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CAL FIRE Issues Urgent Warning Regarding Incursions of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Sacramento – CAL FIRE, alongside our cooperators, wishes to issue an urgent warning regarding the incursion of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, into firefighting airspace. These incursions have raised serious concerns as they have led to the temporary suspension of critical aerial firefighting operations on a half-dozen incidents so far this year. […]

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First-of-its-kind fund provides support and protection for prescribed fire and cultural burning, reducing wildfire risks in California

(Sacramento, CA) Today, the State of California will roll out a first-of-its-kind approach to curbing the state’s catastrophic wildfire problem by providing new protections for prescribed fire and cultural burning practitioners. The $20 million allocated for the “Prescribed Fire Liability Claims Fund Pilot” will cover losses in the rare instance that a prescribed or cultural […]

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Arson Arrest in Mariposa County Oak Fire

Mariposa, CA – CAL FIRE Law Enforcement Officers arrested 71-year-old Edward Fredrick Wackerman on Friday, June 16, 2023, in Mariposa County. Through an extensive investigation Wackerman, a local Mariposa resident, was identified as the suspect responsible for igniting the Oak fire in July 2022. The Oak fire occurred in the Midpines area in Mariposa County. […]

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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Calaveras, Tuolumne, Eastern San Joaquin, and Eastern Stanislaus Counties

San Andreas – After another wet winter and above average snowpack, warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit (TCU) to suspend all burn permits […]

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CAL FIRE Launches New Online Burn Permit Application, Streamlining Process for Residents, Landowners, and Prescribed Fire Practitioners

Sacramento – CAL FIRE has launched a new Online Burn Permit application platform that offers the public a user-friendly way to request a burn permit. Burn permits that are available on this platform include the following: The permits are for projects located within the State Responsibility Area and other jurisdictions where CAL FIRE has authority […]

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CAL FIRE releases updated Fire Hazard Severity Zone Map for public comment, will host 57 Public Hearings throughout CA

Sacramento – CAL FIRE – Office of the State Fire Marshal this week will begin a public comment period for the regulatory adoption process to update the existing map that captures Fire Hazard Severity Zones (FHSZ), which is a comprehensive map that ranks California’s State Responsibility Area (SRA)—or rural, unincorporated areas—based on the likelihood different […]

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