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Burn ban in effect for Truckee Tahoe region

Sun staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; A burn ban is in effect for the Nevada-Yuba-Placer county area.

On Thursday, Calfire suspended residential burn permits in state response areas (not covered by local fire jurisdictions) and in areas Calfire has contracts with local jurisdictions. The burn suspension comes each year around this time in response to weather conditions.

and#8220;Experience has shown that suspending debris burning is an effective way of preventing wildfires, especially as Northern California enters a period of hot and dry weather,and#8221; said Chief Brad Harris in a press release.

As of Thursday, all fires or smoke reported will be considered a wildfire and a full suppression response will be dispatched, according to the press release, so anyone who burns in violation of the ban could be issued a citation and pay the cost of the fire suppression response.

The burn ban will stay in effect until enough rainfall or snowfall accumulates in the fall to allow safe burning.

To learn more, go to http://www.fire.ca.gov.