Burn Suspension Still in Effect (Please No Fires!)
Press release from Cal Fire:
The CAL FIRE Humboldt – Del Norte Unit would like to remind the public that the burn suspension remains in effect. Despite recent cooler weather along the Northcoast, the risk of a vegetation fire in our wildlands and urban interface remains high.
Burning during the suspension can result in enforcement action under Health and Safety and Public Resource Codes. Additional civil and criminal charges apply if a fire escapes your control, burns another property or for burning non-approved combustibles*. Burning during the suspension increases fire hazard and generates 911 calls requiring local resources to investigate. Fire department personnel, and volunteer firefighters leave work and home behind to respond to these burdensome calls thus limiting the availability of resources for other emergency incidents throughout the county.
CAL FIRE and the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (NCUAQMD) will notify the public when the burn ban is lifted.
*For burn permit or questions about non-approved combustibles, contact the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District at www.ncuaqmd.org or by calling (707) 443-3093.