Burning in Mariposa County restricted

Effective Wednesday at 8 a.m., the Madera-Mariposa-Merced unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFIRE) has declared no burning below 5,000 feet elevation in Mariposa County.

Burning above 5,000 feet has been restricted to the hours of 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. on permissive burn days only with a valid permit.

Unit chief Nancy B. Koerperich reminds property owners it is their responsibility to check burn day status by calling the Mariposa County burn day information line at (209) 966-1200. Burn permit terms include limiting the pile size to four feet by four feet in diameter. Anyone conducting outdoor burning is to remain in attendance of the burning project at all times.

For more information, call (209) 966-3622.

-- Sun-Star staff