SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) – Residents of San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties will be allowed to burn residential fires in their backyards, but only with a permit, starting Thursday, according to a press release from Cal Fire’s San Mateo and Santa Cruz Unit.
Residential backyard burning has not been allowed since May 16, the press release stated. Starting at 8 a.m. Thursday permit-holders will be able to do so.
To obtain a permit, people must obtain a permit through their local air resources district and verify it is a permissive burn day, according to the press release.
Agricultural burns and hazard reduction burns within state responsibility areas must be inspected by Cal Fire and receive a Cal Fire burn permit prior to burning, according to the press release.
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Anyone who needs a Cal Fire burn permit is asked to contact their local Cal Fire station.