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Amador County Burn Day Status

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100 Feet of Defensible Space is the Law 

Effective May 1, 2014, you must have a Cal-Fire burn permit before lighting any outdoor fire. According to Amador County, effective June 1, 2014, the California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection have suspended all outdoor burn permits until further notice or you may obtain burn day status by calling (209) 223-6246. It is always best to call this number immediately prior to lighting your fire, as burn conditions can change at a moment's notice.

In January 2005, a new state law became effective that extended the defensible space clearance around homes and structures from 30 feet to 100 feet. Proper clearance to 100 feet dramatically increases the chance of your house surviving a wildfire. This defensible space also provides for firefighter safety when protecting homes during a wildland fire.

 Let's all work together to keep our homes, forests and wildlife safe by adhering to the rule "100 Feet of Defensible Space". Beginning January 1, 2004, no household waste (trash or garbage) can be burned outdoors at residences. The use of burn barrels is no longer allowed. For more information about acceptable methods and materials to be burned, contact the Amador Air District at (209) 257-0112. Volcano Communications Group will update this site Monday through Friday. To obtain burn status for Saturdays and Sundays please call the county directly at (209) 223-6246.

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