Camino September 18, 2020 – CAL FIRE reminds people that burning is SUSPENDED in all areas.

A Red Flag Warning remains in effect over the eastern Sierra from Lassen County in the north down to Mono County in the south due to gusty winds and low humidity bringing critical fire weather conditions to the area.

In California, there are currently 27 major wildfires/complexes of over 100 acres. As of September 17th, there have been 7,910 fires resulting in approximately 3.5 million total acres burned in 2020.

While a low-pressure system brings slightly cooler temperatures and scattered, unmeasurable precipitation, fire danger remains extreme. A slight amount of rain does not saturate the extremely dry vegetation enough to make any type of burning safe.

Illegal debris burning can result in a citation or worse, a life-threatening wildfire. Now is not the time to burn.