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By a unanimous vote, the Sierra County Board of Supervisors banned “Building, maintaining, attending, or using outdoor fires, including campfires, bonfires, pit fires, tiki torches, portable stoves, or any other open flame fire, (but excluding propane barbecues used for cooking)” on all private property in the unincorporated area of Sierra County.

The urgency ordinance goes into effect immediately and will be reviewed monthly until terminated or Nov. 1st – whichever comes first. It also applies to all public lands in the unincorporated areas not under state or federal jurisdiction.

In 2020, Sierra County supervisors passed the same ordinance after the 47,000-acre Loyalton Fire.

In 2020, the urgency ordinance was passed on September 17th. In 2021, the action was taken on June 28th.