The Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire and the Kern County Fire Department will declare the start of the 2015 fire season Friday at the Kern County Fire Department Headquarters in Bakersfield.
Fire officials representing those agencies will make the announcement at a news conference set for 10 a.m. at 5642 Victor St.
The declaration encompasses land throughout Fresno, Kings, Kern, Madera, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. These agencies remind homeowners to clear hazardous dry vegetation 100 feet away from any structure by June 15.
Visitors must also have a California campfire permit when camping in the Sequoia National Forest or BLM lands. Permits are free and may be obtained at any Forest Service, BLM or California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Office.
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