2014-01-16 / Front Page

CalFire suspends all burning

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 - 9 a.m. - Due to Red Flag Alert conditions and lack of precipitation, the menace of wildfires still remains prevalent with the potential to destroy life and property. Using the authority vest in Section 4423.1 of the Public Resource Code CalFire hereby proclaim that burning within the State Responsibility Areas in Mariposa County will be suspended beginning 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Past fire history combined with dry vegetation and predicted fire weather has prompted me to proclaim the following types of burning restrictions and exceptions:

RESTRICTIONS:

 All residential “Dooryard” (LE-62A) Burn Permits within State Responsibility Areas will be SUSPENDED beginning 8:00 AM, Thursday, January 16, 2014. Previously issued “Dooryard” permits will no longer be valid until the proclamation is rescinded.

 
EXCEPTIONS:

 Campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property are allowed if the purpose of the campfire is for cooking or providing warmth and is maintained in such a manner as to prevent the campfire from spreading to the wildland vegetation.

 Project Burn Permits (LE-5’s) may be issued by the Department whenever it can be shown that burning or open flame is essential for reasons of public health, safety and welfare. These projects will be inspected and approved by the Department prior to the issuance of a permit.

 This suspension will continue in place until formally cancelled by myself Nancy B. Koerperich, Unit & Fire Chief this PROCLAMATION is issued at Mariposa, California, this 16th day of January, 2014

 For more information please stop by your nearest fire station or visit us at www.fire.ca.gov and ReadyForWildfire.org.

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