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Burn Permits Required May 1st In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (CAL FIRE MMU) has announced that effective at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 1, all hazard reduction burning will require a CAL FIRE burn permit in Mariposa County.

Image of a burn pile at night.

Image by Claire Rush.

For piles larger than 4 x 4 feet, residents can obtain an LE-5 burn permit from any local CAL FIRE station.

CAL FIRE MMU will accommodate COVID-19 social distancing. Permits will be available online by visiting burnpermit.fire.ca.gov or visit your local CAL FIRE station.

Property owners conducting hazard reduction burning are responsible for checking the burn day status.

Burn Day Information Line: 209-966-1200

Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District: 209-966-2220

Hazard Reduction Guidelines are listed on the permit and must be followed at all times.

For more information visit www.readyforwildfire.org or www.fire.ca.gov.

Image of two people trying to put out a very large brush fire with shovels.

If your burn pile looks like this, it’s too big. Next time, follow the guidelines!

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