California's fire season ends and burn season begins on Monday

Monday marks the end of the 2010 fire season, CalFire announced today.

As a result, CalFire will reduce the staffing of its wildland fire crews.

The agency also said in a news release that the open burn season will resume on Monday. The burn season typically runs from the end of fire season through April.

Property owners can get permits to burn excess yard trimmings, and farmers can burn piles of agricultural waste. Permits are granted by the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District. Backyard burning can only be done at residential properties outside of urban and village reserve lines on designated burn days.

For more details about backyard burning, contact the district’s compliance division at 781-5912, or go to www.slocleanair.org.