Cal Fire: Burn permits required May 1

FORTUNA (KIEM)- As temperatures start to heat up, burn permits will soon be required.

The Cal Fire Humboldt-Del Norte unit would like to remind residents burn permits are required starting May 1, for non-standard burn permit holders.

Cal Fire unit Chief Kurt McCray said the public living in wildland areas should prepare for increased wildfire activity this year as recent precipitation has promoted the rapid growth of vegetation which will dry out in the coming months.

Residents are encouraged to conduct their burning early… to obtain a burn permit, go to your nearest Cal Fire office.

For more information, visit  www.ReadyForWildfire.org