April 1, Pinal County Air Quality began issuing only three-day open burning permits. All permits will expire by May 1 and Pinal County will suspend the issuance of open burning permits on April 28.
Burn permits allow for the disposal of plant material by open burning during limited daytime hours.
The annual cycle of rising temperatures will quickly dry seasonal vegetation, leading to an acute wildfire risk in the desert and upland areas of the County.
The suspension on burn permits will continue until the summer monsoons arrive and mitigate the dual risks to public safety and public health.
Additional information on the Pinal County Air Quality program can be found at www.pinalcountyaz.gov or by calling the Pinal County Air Quality Division at 520-866-6929.