Cal Fire Proclamation Suspending Burn Permits and Open Burning
California has experienced an unusually early start to wildfire season brought on by historically low rainfall, and persistent drought. California fire seasons are starting earlier and ending later each year. The increasing fire danger posed by dead seasonal grass, drier vegetation and hotter conditions in the region is prompting the suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning except within incorporated cities. Under section 4423.1 of the Public Resources Code, I hereby suspend the privileges of burning by permit and other uses of open fire in the geographic are described as:
ALL STATE RESPONSIBILITY AREA LANDS WITHIN SAN BERNARDINO, INYO, MONO COUNTIES.
Campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property that are otherwise permitted will be allowed if the campfire is maintained in such a manner as to prevent its spread to the wildland. In accordance with section 4423.3 of the Public Resources Code, state rangers or other authorized agents of the Director of Forestry and Fire Protection may issue restricted temporary burning permits whenever it can be shown that burning or use of open fire is essential for reasons of public health, safety, or welfare. This order shall become effective at 0800 hours on May 23, 2022, and remain in effect until formally terminated.
(From Cal Fire)