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News: 11/01/2013

2013-14 Burn Season changes for Kenwood





As of July 1, 2013, all open burning was suspended in Sonoma County due to high fire danger. Anyone responsible for open burning may be subject to a citation, fines, and the cost of the fire agency response to extinguish the fire.

If the burn ban is lifted, Kenwood Fire Protection District may extend the burn ban for the Kenwood Fire District. Please contact Kenwood Fire Protection District (833-2042) after Nov. 1 for information regarding the burn ban and to check whether or not it is still in effect for the Kenwood area.

If and when the burn ban is lifted, there are changes that will affect open burning for the 2013-14 season. These include:

• Each regulated fire type may only be conducted during its permissive burn period. A permissive burn period is the time of year when a particular burn type is allowed.

• The Air District may extend the burn periods in some cases. In addition, most allowable fires are limited to only Burn Days, as declared by the Air District, when conditions allow for dispersion of smoke to minimize the impact on public health.

In order to conduct an open burn once the burn ban is lifted, you must first send in your completed open burn notification form or other required documents to the Air District office by fax to 415-928-0338, mail to BAAQMD; ATTENTION: Mail Stop OB2; 939 Ellis Street; San Francisco, CA 94109, or email openburn@baaqmd.gov.

Forms are located at www.baaqmd.gov/~/media/Files/NotificationFormAndFees.ashx?la=en.

You will then receive your invoice, which you will need to make your fee payment. Mailed notifications must be postmarked at least five calendar days prior to burning.

Call the Burn Status Hotline, 1-800-792-0787, to see if it is a burn day. Remember, no burning before 10 a.m.

For more information visit: www.baaqmd.gov or call the Kenwood Fire Protection District at 833-2042.



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