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December 6, 2014 (San Diego’s East County)--Following recent rain, CAL FIRE’s San Diego Unit has lifted the suspension of burning within State Responsibility Area (SRA) in San Diego County effective Monday, December 8, 2014.

While cooler temperatures have helped to diminish the threat of wildfire, residents are asked to use caution while conducting debris burns.  Burn permits are required for all burning projects and must be completed between the hours of 8:15 to 3:00.  Residents must follow burning requirements and maintain control of their fire at all times. Property owners may be held liable if a fire escapes their control and/or burns the property of a neighbor.

Residential Burning Requirements

•         Only dry, natural, vegetative material such as leaves, pine needles and tree trimmings that originated on the property may be burned. Burning household garbage is NOT allowed.

•         Piles will be no larger than four (4) feet in diameter.

•         Provide clearance around the pile that is ten (10) feet in diameter by removing all material that will burn, down to bare mineral soil.

•         Have a water source on hand such as a charged garden hose or a minimum of a five (5) gallon backpack, pump type water extinguisher.

•         Responsible adult needs to be in attendance at all times.

•         NEVER burn on windy days.

Contact your nearest CAL FIRE station and/or local fire department to acquire the proper permit. Residents can confirm the burn day status by calling Air Pollution Control Board at (858) 586-2600 and/or your local fire department.

For more information on how to safely burn outdoors visit

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