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Burning in Amador County 

Burning in Amador County is suspended as of 06/10/2024.



CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Alpine, Amador, West El Dorado, Eastern Sacramento, and North-Eastern San Joaquin Counties

After a wet winter and above-average snowpack, warming temperatures and winds 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 to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Areas (SRA) of Alpine, Amador, El Dorado (west of Echo Summit), Sacramento, and San Joaquin counties. This suspension takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on June 10, 2024, and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves.

Currently, the burn permit suspension applies to all counties except the SRA of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

“Although debris burning is useful to reduce flammable vegetation, the conditions in the vast majority of the Amador-El Dorado Unit (AEU) have reached the point where debris burning poses an unacceptable risk of starting a wildfire and it is no longer safe for the public to perform these types of burns,” said AEU Chief Mike Blankenheim.

See the release for full details: