California is entering its second consecutive dry year and braces for what could be another devastating wildfire season. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California and across the West is starting earlier and ending later each year. Climate change is considered a key driver of this trend. Warmer spring and summer temperatures, reduced snowpack, and earlier spring snowmelt create longer and more intense dry seasons that increase moisture stress on vegetation and make forests more susceptible to severe wildfire.
The increasing fire danger posed by dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Areas of Tehama and Glenn Counties. This suspension takes effect Tuesday, June 1, 2021 and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves. The burn suspension also includes all unincorporated areas of Tehama County, except for the communities of Mineral, Childs Meadows, Deer Creek, and Mill Creek. The burn suspension in these areas will go into effect Monday, June 14, 2021 unless fire conditions require an earlier burn suspension. Residents should check with their local fire officials for burning restrictions in the Capay Fire District, Corning city limits, or if they live in portions of Glenn County that are not in the SRA. Burning is not allowed within the City of Red Bluff.
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