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Hazard Reduction Burning Open Next Week

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced effective at 8 a.m. Wednesday, November 15th, hazard reduction burning will be allowed, with a valid CAL FIRE burn permit, in Madera, Mariposa, and Merced Counties.

Burn permits can be obtained online by visiting Burnpermit.fire.ca.gov or by visiting your local CAL FIRE station.

Burn permits allow residents to burn grass, pine needles, down trees and limbs and dead dry vegetation in 4×4 piles.

For piles larger than 4×4, residents can obtain a LE-5 burn permit.

Property owners conducting hazard reduction burning are responsible for checking the burn day status. Elevations in which burning is allowed may change.

Mariposa County: Burn Day Information Line: 209-966-1200

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

Madera County: Burn Day Information Line: 877-429-2876

Hazard reduction burning Conditions of Use are listed on the permit and must be followed at all times.

For more information visit ReadyForWildfire.org or fire.ca.gov

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