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CAL FIRE Urges Caution Due to High Fire Danger

Red Flag Warning/Fire Weather Watch In Effect - Increased Fire Danger

CAL FIRE is urging Californians to be extremely cautious, especially for the next few days, due to the current weather conditions increasing fire danger. The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings More...

Community Wildfire Prevention and Mitigation Report

Governor Gavin Newsom issues an Emergency Proclamation As a Result of CAL FIRE's 45-Day Report on Protecting Vulnerable Communities from Catastrophic Wildfire

Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Emergency Proclamation directing CAL FIRE to immediately implement projects that were systematically identified as high priority fuels reduction projects and other measures to protect over 200 of California's most wildfire-vulnerable communities and put the state on a path toward long-term wildfire prevention and forest health... More...    Fact Sheet on Emergency Proclamation on Wildfire Risk


With spring in full swing, now is the time for homeowners to get "Ready" for a wildfire by maintaining an adequate Defensible Space and by hardening their home by using fire resistant building materials. Defensible Space is the buffer you create by removing dead plants, grass and weeds. Just a few simple steps can help get you and your home "Ready" for a wildfire. More...

CAL FIRE Inspects for Defensible Space

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Burn Permit Information and Debris Burning Safety

CAL FIRE Online Burn Permits are now available in some areas of California.  To find out if online permits are available in your area, visit the CAL FIRE Burn Permit webpage.

Homeowners should always check with their local CAL FIRE station and local air quality management agency before burning. In many areas burn permits may be required. More...   Burn Status

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Just The Facts: California Forest Management

Details on California Forest Management. More...


Timber Regulation and Forest Restoration (CalTREES)

CAL FIRE has created a new webpage with information about the Timber Regulation and Forest Restoration System. Click here to learn more about upcoming events, frequently asked questions, and more.

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California Adopts New Fire Plan - Strategic Fire Plan Provides Roadmap To Combat Wildfires

The 2018 Strategic Fire Plan has seven goals that include: analyzing the fire risk, supporting land use planning, community preparedness planning, public education, integrating landowner fuels management, identifying fire suppression resources, increasing fire prevention efforts, and post wildfire recovery. More...

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Help Stop The Spread Of Forest Pests - Buy It Where You Burn It!

Firewood can harbor insects and diseases that threaten California's forest resources. Transporting firewood can move these pests to new locations. Learn more about the threats and what you can do. More...

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CAL FIRE Grant Opportunities

CAL FIRE grants are aimed at reducing the threat of large wildfires and meeting Governor Brown's goal of transitioning California to a sustainable, low-carbon emission future. More...


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