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File #: 20-1244    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Time Allocation
File created: 9/14/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/22/2020 Final action: 9/22/2020
Title: Supervisor Parlin recommending the Board receive an update on the Fork Fire and discuss a potential ban on open flame campfires in El Dorado County and provide direction to staff.
Attachments: 1. A - Placerville Fire Ordinance, 2. B - El Dorado County Ordinance Code; Fire Prevention, 3. C - Public Resources Code _4423, 4. D - Map for Fork Fire Update, 5. E - Ignition Management Plan, 6. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 9-22-2020, 7. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 9-18-2020, 8. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 9-17-2020

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Supervisor Parlin recommending the Board receive an update on the Fork Fire and discuss a potential ban on open flame campfires in El Dorado County and provide direction to staff.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

The Fork Fire has been burning in the Eldorado National Forest (Crystal Basin/Gerle Creek, 15 Miles NE of Pollock Pines) since September 8, 2020. The September 22, 2020 Board meeting is the first opportunity for the Board to receive an update. 

 

Additionally, County residents have sent in a multitude of emails and phone calls requesting a ban on campfires, often specifically at campgrounds in the Coloma Valley.  The statewide emergency closure of the Eldorado National Forests and the prohibition of open flame on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management have been given as support for a ban in El Dorado County.

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT

CalFire, Eldorado National Forest

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

Public Safety

Protects the community, prevents crime, enforces the law, administers justice, provides rehabilitative services, and promptly responds to emergencies and calls for service

 

 

CONTACT

Shelley Wiley, Assistant to Supervisor Parlin, 530-621-6513