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Fire Officials Stress Safety during Memorial Day Weekend

CAL FIRE Urging Caution for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is often considered to be the kick-off for summer vacations and outdoor activities, but CAL FIRE officials are asking the public to use caution as fire danger remains higher than normal. More...

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California Online Campfire Permit

As Californians make their weekend and summer vacation plans, CAL FIRE and federal fire agencies want to ensure vacationers obtain necessary campfire permits and learn how to have a campfire safely.  Online Campfire Permit

Wildfire Awareness Week May 3-9

"Wildfire Awareness Week" - May 3-9, 2015

During Wildfire Awareness Week, CAL FIRE is reminding Californians that when it comes to wildfires, remember "Ready, Set, Go!". More...
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Outdoor Burn Ban & Burn Permit Information

In many areas of California residents may be allowed to burn outdoor residential landscape debris like tree clippings and leaves. Permits may be required so check before you burn. Learn More...

CAL FIRE Firefighters Receive Medal of Valor

CAL FIRE Firefighters Receive Medal of Valor from Governor

Nine CAL FIRE firefighters received the prestigious State of California Governor’s Medal of Valor award for acts of heroism extending above and beyond the normal call of duty.  More...

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Make your Landscape Fire Resistant

A fire safe landscape isn't necessarily the same thing as a well-maintained yard. A fire safe landscape uses fire resistant plants that are strategically planted to resist the spread of fire to your home.  More...


With spring in full swing, now is the time for homeowners to get "Ready" for a wildfire by maintaining an adequate Defensible Space and by hardening their home by using fire resistant building materials. Defensible Space is the buffer you create by removing dead plants, grass and weeds. Just a few simple steps can help get you and your home "Ready" for a wildfire. More...

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2015 State Responsibility Area (SRA) Review and Proposed Changes

CAL FIRE conducts a 5 year review of SRA maps as required by PRC 4125 to capture changes in land use, for example conversion in or out of agriculture, areas of densification due to development, and other relevant changes.  More...

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CAL FIRE Announces Greenhouse Gas Reduction & Fire Prevention Grants

CAL FIRE has announced the release of new Greenhouse Gas Reduction and one-time drought related fire prevention grants. These grants are aimed at reducing the threat of large wildfires and meeting Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.'s goal of transitioning California to a sustainable, low-carbon emission future. More... Update: April 10, 2015 - The GGRF Project Application submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday June 10, 2015.

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One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire

Over 90% of all wildfires are sparked by people. Whether it's using powered equipment or having a campfire, all Californians and visitors must takes steps to prevent sparking a wildfire. More...


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