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  • Fire connection: The man accused of starting the massive King Fire was arrested in Plumas County 11 years ago.
  • Candidate forums planned: The League of Women Voters announced it will host forums for the Portola City Council race and for District 5 supervisor.
  • Local emergency: The Plumas Board of Supervisors proclaimed a local emergency due to the threat of catastrophic wildfire.

Burn ban rescinded for Plumas and Lassen counties

Feather Publishing 
10/10/2011

Effective Friday, Oct. 7, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit (LMU) rescinded the suspension on all burning on state responsibility area lands within Lassen, Modoc and Plumas counties. LMU will maintain and staff an appropriate level of firefighting resources until the potential for wildfire decreases.

Following are some important things to remember regarding residential burning:

—Residents may be held civilly and criminally liable for any fires that escape their control.

—Burning can only be done on permissive burn days. To find out if it is a permissive burn day, contact the local Air Pollution Control District (APCD). Phone numbers are below.

—Only natural vegetative material such as leaves, pine needles and tree trimmings may be burned.

—Household garbage may not be burned.

—Do not burn on windy days.

—Burning in a burn barrel is not permissible outside specific areas. Contact the local APCD to determine which rules apply.

—Burn permits are not needed until May 1, 2012.

APCD numbers

In Lassen County, call 252-4247.

In Modoc County, call 233-6401.

The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District includes:

Chester, 258-2588

Quincy, 283-3602

Greenville, 284-6520

Portola, 832-4528

For more information on debris burning, contact your local fire department or visit the CalFire website at www.fire.ca.gov.


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