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Cal Fire Lifts Agriculture Burn Permit Suspension

11/01/2021 - Effective

Monterey, CA – Effective Monday, November 1, 2021 at 8:00 a.m., the burn permit suspension in San Benito and Monterey Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit Chief Reno DiTullio Jr. is formally cancelling the burn permit suspension and advises that those possessing current and valid agriculture burn permits can now resume burning on permissible burn days. Agriculture burns must be inspected by CAL FIRE. Inspections may be required for burns other than agriculture burns as well. This can be verified by contacting the Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD).

CAL FIRE burn permits are required for burning. While cooler temperatures and recent
precipitation have helped to diminish the threat of wildfire, property owners are asked to use
caution while conducting agriculture burns. Always use caution when burning, 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 owners wishing to burn MUST verify it is a permissive burn day prior to burning. or (800) 225-2876.

Cal Fire has issued a burn ban for all outdoor fires for Monterey and San Benito counties.  This burn ban prohibits all outdoor fires such as:  ceremonial, warming, & recreational, such as campfires and fire pits (gas, electric or wood).  Contact Cal Fire with any questions.