California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Amador-El Dorado Unit
CONTACT: Teri Mizuhara, Fire Prevention Specialist II, 530.708.2724
RELEASE DATE: January 19, 2012
CAL FIRE Opens Burning in Amador and El Dorado Counties
Camino – “With the anticipated series of winter storms moving through northern California, the burn restrictions have been lifted. It is a great relief
to see some normal winter weather patterns returning to our area” states Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of CAL FIRE. “I know it was confusing for the
public when it is very cold to freezing overnight and yet they could not burn their debris piles, but a single step outside into to the critically dry leaf litter illustrated
the need to restrict burning in January. We chased small fires all over the unit and even though none of the fires grew large, the potential was clearly there” adds Chief Keenan.
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