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CAL FIRE suspends burn permits in San Luis Obispo County

The increasing fire danger posed by dead grass and hotter, drier conditions has prompted CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits and outdoor residential burning in San Luis Obispo County.

Fire Chief Scott Jalbert with the San Luis Obispo Unit issued a proclamation that will become effective at 8 p.m. on June 19, 2017.

Campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property will be allowed as long as the campfire is maintained in a way that it will prevent its spread into the wildland, according to the proclamation.

Temporary burning permits may still be issued by the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection if it becomes essential to protect public health, safety or welfare.

Read the full proclamation here.

“We need the residents and visitors of this County to be vigilant and do their best to be extremely cautious and avoid any activity that could ignite a wildfire,” said Chief Jalbert.

Here are some tips to help prepare homes and property:

Clear all dead and or dying vegetation 100 feet from around all structures. Landscape with fire resistant/drought tolerant plants Find alternative ways to dispose of landscape debris like chipping or hauling it to a biomass energy or green waste facility

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