Due to recent rainfall, vegetation conditions have moderated the fire hazard such that Backyard Burn Permits will be temporarily authorized. “Backyard” burning refers specifically to the burning of yard trimmings in residential backyards. However, due to ongoing drought conditions and the expectation of warm/dry conditions returning, fire season rules remain in effect. Therefore, backyard burning will only be authorized with valid burn permits from both APCD and CAL FIRE, pursuant to Public Resources Code 4423. Contact Aeron Arlin-Genet, APCD, (805) 781-5912.