CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit Transitions Out of Peak Fire Season, Burn Suspension Lifted

Monterey, CA – Recent rains and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the
threat of wildfires, allowing CAL FIRE’s San Benito-Monterey Unit to transition out of peak fireseason effective Monday, January 15, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. in San Benito and Monterey Counties.  Residents are urged to still take precautions outdoors in order to prevent sparking a wildfire. A leading cause of wildfires this time of year is from escaped landscape debris burning. CAL FIRE permits for burning are required; these must be issued by a CAL FIRE facility, regardless of any online permitting from Monterey Bay Air Resources District. Residential and agricultural burning, under permit from CAL FIRE, will be allowed from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

Click here to read more about the transition out of Peak Staffing & the removal of the Burn Suspension