HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM)- Because of the growing fire risk Cal Fire suspended all burn permits in Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties.
The agency cites an unusually early start to wildfire activity amidst an ongoing drought — and historically low rainfall and reservoir levels.
Safe burning helps reduce hazardous wildland fuels and allows the burning season to continue longer.Recent warmer and drier weather across the state has led to an increasing wildfire danger.
This along with the current commitment of fire suppression resources across the Northern California. Which has led to the implementation of the burn suspension.
“We’ve done our suspension typically around the beginning of July, but because of late rains, we pushed it back just a little bit further, giving people an opportunity to continue their yard burning. But now we’ve reached a point where fuel conditions are dry and we’re coming critical, along with fire activity increasing throughout the state,” said Captain Tran Beyea, with Cal Fire.