Cal Fire suspends outdoor burning in Fresno, Kings counties

Cal Fire will suspend outdoor open residential burning in Fresno and Kings counties on Monday.

The announcement bans all outdoor burning of branches and leaves until the suspension is lifted. Cal Fire cites the increased risk of wildfire due to hot, dry conditions in the Valley as the reason for the ban.

Cal Fire also asks that all residents clear dead or dying vegetation within 100 feet of structures, landscape with fire-resistant or drought-tolerant plants and dispose of debris in a different way. Cal Fire may issue restricted burning permits for situations that affect public health or safety.

Cal Fire said it has already responded to an above-average number of wildfires this year.