CAL FIRE suspends prescribed burning |

CAL FIRE suspends prescribed burning

CAL FIRE is suspending controlled burns in El Dorado and Amador Counties due to continued dry conditions.

“Due to the lack of measurable precipitation and drying north and east winds, we have suspended all burning in the two counties on state responsibility lands until further notice,” said Kelly Keenan, unit chief for Amador-El Dorado Unit of CAL FIRE. “Since this is one of the driest winters on record, we have decided to take this action in order to protect life and property.

Due to continued elevated fire danger, the unit will also maintain staffing with one fire engine in each division and one conservation camp crew in each camp.

“We are also asking for the public’s support by not burning their debris piles and checking on old debris piles and making sure they are completely out,” Keenan said. “We are seeing escape control burns almost daily due to these extreme weather conditions.

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