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Burn permit suspensions lifted in San Benito, Monterey counties

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CENTRAL COAST, Calif. (KION) Cal Fire said that burn permit suspensions in San Benito and Monterey counties will be lifted starting Friday at 8 a.m.

Those with current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can now burn on permissible burn days. Cal Fire said the threat of wildfires is reduced because of colder temperatures and higher humidity, but still asks that residents be careful when conducting debris or agriculture burns.

There are several requirements for pile burning that include:

  • Burn only natural, dry vegetative material.
  • Do not burn trash, painted wood or other debris.
  • Do not burn on windy days.
  • Piles should not be larger than four feet in diameter and height, but you can add to the pile as it burns down.
  • Clear a 10 foot diameter down to bare soil around piles.
  • Keep a shovel and source of water nearby.
  • An adult must be by the fire at all times.

Agriculture burns need to be inspected by Cal Fire before the burn starts through the end of the peak fire season, and other burns may require inspections as well. For more information, contact the Monterey Bay Air Resources District at 831-647-9411.

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Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.


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