New burn rules to start on Monday

With local grass and other fuels drying out, local CAL FIRE officials have announced that burn permits will soon be required for all hazard-reduction burning on private lands.
As of Monday, debris burning is limited to valid permit holders on approved burn days only, Madera- Mariposa-Merced Unit Chief Nancy Koerperich said this week.
While restrictions tighten next week, Koerperich also reminded property owners that “now is the time to work on 100-foot defensible space around your home.
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