Press release from Calfire:
CAL FIRE announces all burn permits within Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, including the portions of Siskiyou and Trinity Counties which are located within the boundaries of the Six Rivers National Forest are SUSPENDED as of midnight June 22, 2014. The burn ban will continue until formally cancelled by CAL FIRE.
All RESIDENTIAL/DOORYARD BURN PERMITS, FOREST MANAGEMENT, HAZARD ABATEMENT, AND OTHER INDUSTRIAL - TYPE PERMITTED BURNING within the State Responsibility Area in the counties listed above will be suspended until further notice.
So far this year, CAL FIRE has responded to over 2,257 wildfires across the state. This is well above the year-to-date average of 1,394 wildfires. Unfortunately, the seasonal outlook does not offer much better news, as it calls for above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation over the next several months. This means the potential for large fires is greater than usual.
With this in mind, CAL FIRE encourages residents to remove fire hazards around their home. Though it may not be possible to keep a green lawn this year due to water conservation efforts, keeping the lawn short and clearing fuels from around your home will help slow the spread of fire.
CAL FIRE is doing their part to conserve water, and asks residents to do the same during this drought emergency. Please remember, every gallon of water saved in and around your home is a gallon that firefighters can use to protect California from wildfires.