By Susan A. Neufeld
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, CAL FIRE today issued a Proclamation suspending burning permits and other uses of open fire effective MAY 26, 2017, in the San Bernardino Mountains.
SUSPENDING BURNING PERMITS AND OTHER USES OF OPEN FIRE
EFFECTIVE MAY 26,2017
Due to the extreme menace for destruction by fire to life, improved property, or natural resources caused by critical fire weather and acute dryness of vegetation; and/or fire suppression forces being heavily committed to control fires; and, under authority vested in me by the Director of the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as per section 4423.1 of the Public Resources Code, I hereby suspend, except with the incorporated cities, the privileges of burning by permit and other uses of open fire in the geographic area described as:
ALL STATE RESPONSIBILITY AREA LANDS WITHIN
THE COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO
Campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property that are otherwise permitted will be allowed if the campfire is maintained in such a manner as to prevent its spread to the wildland.
In accordance with section 4423.2 of the Public Resources Code, state rangers or other authorized agents of the Director of Forestry and Fire Protection may issue restricted temporary burning permits whenever it can be shown that burning or use of open fire is essential for reasons of public health, safety or welfare.
This order shall become effective at 0600 hours on May 26,2017 and remain in effect until I formally terminate this proclamation
UNIT CHIEF, SAN BERNARDINO UNIT