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Drought, High Brush Fire Potential Lead to Ban On Burns In Santa Barbara County

Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2014 2:50pm

In the face of the drought, and high brush fire conditions, Santa Barbara County is preparing to suspend all burn permits, and ban open fires.

The burn ban will take effect July 1st, and prohibit even normally permitted agricultural burns which are in areas under the jurisdiction of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

It’s expected the ban will be in effect for several months, until there is enough rain in the county to ease the brush fire danger.

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