Cal Fire suspends burn permits in San Diego County


Last updated 5/22/2018 at 6:43am

EL CAJON – After a dry winter, warming temperatures are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting Cal Fire San Diego to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of San Diego County. The suspension took effect May 14 and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves.

"We are reminding the public that this last winter was dryer than last year,’ said Chief Tony Mecham,...

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