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Kern County Fire Department announces open burning closed, effective today

Kern County Fire Department (FILE)
Posted at 3:14 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 18:14:54-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Fire Department is notifying all residents that Open Burning of Hazard Reduction fuels is closed, effective today at 3 p.m.

This decision was made based on the change of live fuel moisture levels.

As the weather in Kern County heats up and relative humidity drops, vegetation begins to dry out and become very susceptible to fire.

The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind residents to make sure they maintain the required defensible space around their home.

Check here for additional fire safety information.