October 12, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal-Fire) has issued a no-burn proclamation due to the extreme risk of fire caused by critical fire weather and acute dryness of vegetation. The order suspends burning permits and other uses of open fire in all state responsibility area lands within San Diego and Imperial Counties.
The order is effective immediately and will remain in effect until formally terminated.
Use of campfires is restricted to established campfire facilities. The Director of Forestry and Fire Protection may issue temporary burning permits where it can be shown that use of open fire is essential for reasons of public health, safety or welfare.