Burn Day Restrictions Effective May 1st for Madera and Mariposa Counties
Mariposa – Effective Saturday, May 1, at 8:00 AM, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit suspended all burning below the 2,000-foot elevation in Madera and Mariposa County.
Burning is allowed above the 2,000- foot elevation with valid permits only. Burn Permits can be obtained by visiting your local CAL FIRE station. Mariposa County residents can also obtain a permit by visiting https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov. Mariposa County residents need to contact Mariposa County Air Pollution Control for additional permit requirements.
Residents need to contact the burn day information line, in their county, prior to burning. Madera County Burn Day Information Line: 877-HAZ-BURN (877-429-2876)
Mariposa County Burn Day Information Line: 209-966-1200 Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District: 209-966-2220
For residents burning above the 2,000-foot elevation, criminal citations will be issued if burning is conducted outside the parameters of the burn permit. Residents will be held liable for any fire that escapes control.
A water source and a hand tool must be available at the burn location and a responsible adult in attendance at all times. Scrape the area around the burn pile down to bare mineral soil and DO NOT burn on windy days.
Please see the permit for additional burning requirements.
Additional information may be obtained at your local CAL FIRE station or by calling (209) 966-3622. You can also visit the CAL FIRE website at www.fire.ca.gov or ReadyForWildfire.org.