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CAL FIRE Burn Permits Not Required in Mariposa County Beginning Friday

MARIPOSA – CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) will lift the burn permit requirement in Mariposa County on Friday (Dec. 6) at 8 a.m., according to a news release issued by the agency Tuesday.

After the burn permit requirement is lifted, CAL FIRE burn permits will NOT be required in Mariposa County and open burning will be allowed on so-called “Permissive Burn Days” as established by Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District.

“MMU would like to remind residents that creating and maintaining 100 feet of defensible space is essential for increasing your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire,” said the news release.

The agency also reminded residents in the release that “fall and winter are perfect times to create vertical and horizontal spacing between grass, shrubs and trees” and encouraged residents to trim trees to keep branches “a minimum of 10 feet from other trees.”

Other safety tips include:

  • Remain in attendance of your fire.
  • Make sure there is a water source nearby.
  • DO NOT burn on days forecast to have high or gusty winds.

“As always, before you burn, ensure it is a permissive burn day by contacting the burn day information line and check for Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District permit requirements,” the MMU release stated.

The Mariposa County Burn Day Information Line is 209-966-1200. Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District can be contacted at 209-966-2220.

For more information, please visit CAL FIRE’s websites at www.fire.ca.gov and www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

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