Cal Fire to suspend Napa County burn permits starting Monday

Napa Valley Register – June 22, 2023

Cal Fire announced it will suspend all permits for outdoor residential burning in Napa and three other counties starting Monday, citing warmer and windier weather raising the risk of wildfires.

The suspension on Monday also will affect burn permits in Solano, Yolo and Colusa counties, and bars the outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves, Cal Fire’s Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit said in its announcement Thursday. Similar curbs on burning will take effect for state responsibility areas in Sonoma County on July 3.

Through Monday, Cal Fire has responded to at least 1,943 wildfires this year, according to the agency. Among those incidents was the Snell Fire, which began June 16 north of Pope Valley in upper Napa County and spread to 103 acres before fire crews fully contained it three days later.