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Controlled burning ends Nov. 30

Posted at 2:41 PM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-01 14:42:19-04

You may have noticed smoke from several controlled burns in the area lately. That’s because many people are burning their agricultural waste before the Nov. 30 deadline.

Officials say that burn season doesn’t go past November because colder temperatures tend to make smoke harder to rise. These burns have caused an increase in calls at the Central Valley Fire Department.

“You pass by a fire that is attended by somebody out there with it and they have a rake and keeping it controlled, or it’s a pile of hay on an agricultural facility, it’s probably a controlled burn,” said CVFD Fire Marshal Bruce Hennequin.

“Obviously, I’m not going to tell folks not to call if they have a fear of a fire and it’s extending. But it’s burn season, so you’re going to see some fires,” he said.

Burn permits are required and can still be purchased for $15. For more details and a list of restrictions, click here.