News

Summer fire season declared for SC County

The summer fire season has been declared open for Santa Clara County and two other Bay Area counties (Alameda and Contra Costa) by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).

The opening of the season is dependent on variables including weather conditions, vegetation and increased fire activity.

The fire season triggers burning restrictions in agricultural and open space lands, requiring special permits. Campfires are allowed in designated campgrounds.

More than 90 percent of the wildfires that Cal Fire responds to each year are caused by people, most often using equipment including lawn mowers, weed eaters and chainsaws.

-- Don Kazak

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Local picks on 2015 Michelin Bib Gourmand list
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 3,083 views

WUE makes out-of-state tuition more affordable
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 2,812 views

Ode to Brussels Sprout
By Laura Stec | 18 comments | 2,406 views

Go Giants! Next Stop: World Series!
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,817 views

A Surprise!
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 979 views