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Eastern Sierra News for June 22, 2024






The burn permit suspension in the State Responsibility Areas of San Bernardino, Inyo, and Mono Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Unit Chief Shane Littlefield is formally cancelling the burn permit suspension and advising that those possessing current and valid residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissible burn days. This can be verified by contacting your local Air Quality Management District. Cooler temperatures, higher humidity, and significant precipitation have helped to begin to diminish the threat of wildfire. Property owners and residents are asked to use caution while conducting debris burns, follow all guidelines provided, and maintain control of the fire at all times. Individuals can be held civilly and/or criminally liable for allowing a fire to escape their control and/or burn onto neighboring property.

Residents wishing to burn MUST verify it is a permissive burn day prior to burning.

Burn hours for residential burning are 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. • All burn permits are issued annually. These and other pertinent information may be obtained online at

  • Only dry, natural vegetative material such as leaves, and tree trimmings may be burned.
  • The burning of trash, painted wood or other debris is not allowed.
  • Do NOT burn on windy days.
  • Piles should be no larger than four feet in diameter and in height. You can add to pile as it burns down.
  • Clear a 10-foot diameter down to bare soil around your piles.
  • Have a shovel and a water source nearby.
  • An adult is required to be in attendance of the fire at all times.

Safe residential pile burning by landowners is a crucial tool in reducing fire hazards. State, Federal and Local land management and fire agencies will also be utilizing this same window of opportunity to conduct prescribed burns aimed at improving forest health and resiliency on private and public lands.

For more information on burning, visit the CAL FIRE website at