City suspends all burn permits, open burning

In partnership with Cal Fire Lassen Modoc Unit, Fire Chief James Moore has suspended all burn permits and open burning in the city of Susanville, read a statement from the Susanville Fire Department

“The suspension takes affect immediately and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris, branches and leaves and any other type of open burning. This declaration of suspension of all burn permits has come to fruition as California moves into the second consecutive dry year. In preparation for another devastating fire season due to climate trend, reduced fuel moisture, staffing reductions and potential for rapid and large fire growth with each new start, we will prepare for another fire season, in hope it does not come,” read the statement.

“Last year was the most devastating and destructive fire season California has experienced. Two of these fires directly threatened our city and surrounding communities. My desire is that our community stands ready. We can minimize the damaging effects of wildfire through education, prevention and mitigation efforts,” continued the statement.

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