All outdoor burning banned
Cal Fire recently issued a suspension of all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris, such as branches and leaves.
Cal Fire has identified an increasing fire danger posed by dead grass, and hotter, drier condition in the region.
The burn suspension helps by allowing a quick fire agency response to all fires observed, as they are assumed to be uncontrolled fires.
Although all fires cannot be prevented through a burn suspension, their numbers can be significantly reduced. It is each individual’s responsibility to help prevent fires that destroy lives, property, and wildlands.
Anyone responsible for open burning without a valid written exemption from the burn suspension may be subject to a citation, fines, and the cost of a fire agency response to extinguish the fire.
For more information, visit www.sonomacounty.ca.gov/PRMD/fire-prevention/, www.fire.ca.gov, or www.ReadyForWildfire.org.