No residential burn permits to be issued until ban lifted

From Big Sur Fire Department:

Concerning residential “backyard” burning, we were notified earlier today that CAL FIRE BEU is not lifting the burn ban in Monterey and San Benito Counties due to unfavorable environmental conditions. CAL FIRE BEU cited the lack of sufficient rain for not lifting the burn ban which typically occurs on December 1st of each year. With that, Big Sur Fire will not process or issue burn permits until such a time that the local burn ban is lifted by CAL FIRE BEU.