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Burn Permit Requirements Lifted In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit has lifted burn permit requirements in Mariposa County — Effective Monday, December 19 at 8 AM.

The burn permit requirement in Mariposa County will be lifted and residents will be able to resume burning on permissible burn days.

Cooler temperatures, higher humidity, and winter weather have helped to diminish the threat of wildfire. Property owners and residents are asked to use caution while conducting debris burns, follow all guidelines provided, and maintain control of the fire at all times. Individuals can be held civilly and/or criminally liable for allowing a fire to escape their control and/or burn onto neighboring property.

Pile Burning Requirements are as follows:

  • Only dry, natural vegetative material such as leaves, pine needles, and tree trimmings may be burned
  • The burning of trash, painted wood, or other debris is not allowed.
  • Do NOT burn on windy days
  • Clear a 10-foot diameter down to bare soil around your piles
  • Have a shovel and a water source nearby
  • An adult is required to be in attendance at all times while burning

Residents wishing to burn MUST verify it is a permissive burn day prior to burning. For burn day information call 209-966-1200 prior to burning.

Mariposa County: Contact Mariposa Air Pollution Control District (APCD) for permit requirements at 209-966-2220.

Safe residential pile burning of forest residue by landowners is a crucial tool in reducing fire hazards. State, Federal, and Local land management and fire agencies will also be utilizing this same window of opportunity to conduct prescribed burns aimed at improving forest health and resiliency on private and public lands.

For more information on burning, visit the CAL FIRE website at www.fire.ca.gov.

CONTACT: Jaime Williams RELEASE Title: PIO DATE: December 13, 2022 Phone: 209-966-3622

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