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

Camino May 9, 2021 – The increasing fire danger posed by dead grass, dry brush and live vegetation combined with 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 […]

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Fire Crew Readiness Exercise on May 5

Auburn April 22, 2021 – 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 […]

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Burn ban reinstated until further notice

Auburn, Calif. December 5, 2020 – Due to dry conditions, lack of precipitation and forecasted high winds all door yard burning in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties is suspended until further notice. “We are still experiencing critical fire danger as we move into mid-December and we need everyone’s help in preventing new ignitions and […]

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CAL FIRE: Risk of Pile Burn Escapes This Weekend

Auburn, Calif. December 4, 2020 – The US National Weather Service Sacramento California is forecasting gusty winds to increase this weekend. With low relative humidity and dry fuels, these gusty winds could create elevated fire weather concerns for portions of the Sacramento Valley, mountains, and foothills. To prevent unnecessary risk of escaped pile burns, CAL […]

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New Initiative Promotes Research into Fire and Forests

Sacramento December 3, 2020 – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the University of California, Berkeley, Center for Fire Research and Outreach have entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize an agreement to partner on research related to critical forest and fire issues. Highlighted by the recent large and damaging wildfires plaguing the state, […]

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Mt. Howell Vegetation Management Project

Auburn November 30, 2020 – Smoke may be visible in Colfax and surrounding communities beginning Monday, November 30th, 2020 and may be visible through this week. CAL FIRE/Placer County Fire Department is implementing a live fire operation on the Mt. Howell Fire Lookout State property in Placer County near Colfax. Weather conditions permitting, the burn […]

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Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra counties burn suspension will lift on Nov. 16

Auburn November 13, 2020 – Effective Monday, November 16, 2020, 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 they may resume burning on permissible burn days. Agriculture burns within the State […]

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Willow Fire Determined to be Arson Caused

Yuba County October 23, 2020 – After thorough investigation, CAL FIRE Law Enforcement Officers determined the Willow fire cause to be arson. On September 9, 2020, shortly before 1:00 AM, CAL FIRE responded to a vegetation fire near the community of Dobbins, in Yuba County. The fire destroyed approximately 1,311 acres of land and approximately […]

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Pilot Killed in Helicopter Crash

Sacramento August 19, 2020 – This morning a Call When Needed (CWN) helicopter crashed while fighting a wildfire in western Fresno County. The Bell UH-1H helicopter was on a water dropping mission on the Hills Fire, approximately 9 miles south of the City of Coalinga.  Air and ground resources responded immediately to the crash site. […]

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