City suspends burn permits Monday, June 13

In partnership with CalFire Lassen Modoc Unit, Fire Chief James M. Moore will suspend all burn permits and open burning in the City of Susanville effective Monday, June 13, 2022.

The suspension takes effect immediately and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris, branches, 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 third consecutive dry year. In preparation for another devastating fire season due to climate trend, reduced fuel moistures, 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.

“Last year was the most devastating and destructive fire season California has experienced, fire directly threatened our city and surrounding communities,” Moore said. “My desire is that our community stands ready. With conditions set for an early fire season, we can minimize the damaging effects of wildfire through education, prevention and mitigation efforts.”

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