California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
CONTACT: Teri Mizuhara, Fire Prevention Specialist II, 530.708.2724
RELEASE DATE: January 10, 2012
CAL FIRE Suspends Burning in Amador and El Dorado Counties
Camino – “Due to the lack of measurable precipitation and drying north and east winds, we have suspended all burning in the two
counties on state responsibility lands until further notice” states Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of CAL FIRE. “Since this one of the
driest winters on record, we have decided to take this action in order to protect life and property. We have put into place a staffing pattern that maintains
one fire engine in each of our divisions and one conservation camp crew in each of our camps 24/7. We are also asking for the public's support by not burning
their debris piles and checking on old debris piles and making sure they are completely out. We are seeing escape control burns almost daily due to these extreme
weather conditions. If we work collectively, we can keep our communities free from a wildfire threat” adds Chief Keenan.
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