||Proclamation to Suspend Burning Permits and Other Uses of Open Fire
Contact: Julie Hutchinson
(951) 940-6985 Release Date: June 28, 2007
PROCLAMATION SUSPENDING BURNING
PERMITS IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY
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Effective June 27, 2007 at 12:00 p.m., CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Chief John R. Hawkins issued a proclamation suspending all permit burning and other uses of open fire in all Local and State Responsibility Areas within Riverside County. This proclamation does not apply to incorporated cities.
Additionally, the CAL FIRE Southern Region issued a proclamation to suspend all permit burning in State Responsibility Areas, throughout Southern California, effective June 27, 2007 at 08:00 a.m..
Extreme fire conditions exist increasing the risk of injury and loss of property and natural resources in Riverside County, thus creating the necessity to implement this proclamation.
ALL STATE AND LOCAL RESPONSIBILITY AREA LANDS
WITHIN THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE
In addition to suspension of open burning, the following restrictions also are hereby applied in the area cited above:
1. Use of campfires is restricted to within established campfire facilities located in
established campgrounds open to the public.
2. Agricultural burning in the Coachella Valley is authorized as required for agricultural
3. Cooking fires with a valid permit are permissive when no alternate means of cooking is
available and requires an on-site inspection prior to the issuance of a permit.
4. Warming fires are permissive and require an on-site inspection prior to the issuance of
a permit when weather conditions exist to justify the request.
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In accordance with section 4423.2 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.
Please contact CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department Public Affairs with any questions at (951) 940-6985.