CAL FIRE is suspending burning permits on ALL STATE RESPONSIBILITY LANDS WITHIN INYO, MONO and SAN BERNARDINO COUNTIES. This is being done because of the continued extreme weather conditions and the acute dryness of the vegetation due to the lack of rain which creates a high potential for wildland fire. The burn suspension is in effect beginning Friday, January 13, 2012 at 6:00 A.M. in accordance with Section 4423.1 of the California Public Resources Code. The suspension is effective except in incorporated cities. Additionally, the use of campfires is restricted to campfire facilities located within established campgrounds that are open to the public.
Tim McClelland, CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit Chief says “the continued possibility of strong winds combined with the dry vegetation across the wildland areas of Southern California and the areas of Inyo and Mono counties increases the potential for fire ignitions. By taking this step, we hope to reduce the accidental fire starts that can threaten life and property within Inyo, Mono and San Bernardino Counties.”
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Once again, the Burning Permit Suspension is effective beginning Friday morning, January 13, 2012 at 6:00 A.M. and will remain in effect until the suspension is terminated by CAL FIRE.