CAL FIRE has announced that all dooryard burn permits within Siskiyou County will be suspended effective July 1, 2010. The dooryard burning suspension (burn ban) will continue until formally cancelled by CAL FIRE.

Agricultural, forest management and other industrial-type burning may proceed if a CAL FIRE official inspects the area and issues a permit. Campfires on private property are still allowed with the private property owner’s permission as well as ceremonial fires.

Unit Chief Bernie Paul encourages residents to do their yard work that requires a gas or electrical motor before 10 a.m., not in the heat of the day or when the wind is blowing. Make sure that your equipment also has a spark arrester. This requirement applies to all portable gasoline powered machines, including all terrain vehicles, brush cutters, chainsaws, mowers and motorcycles.  

CAL FIRE reminds residents that they have a responsibility for 100 feet of defensible space. Fire safety inspectors will be enforcing PRC 4291 100 Feet Defensible Space.

If you have any question concerning burning or would like a LE 100 inspection call 530-842-3516.

For more fire information visit www.fire.ca.gov.