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Despite the recent low temperatures and scattered precipitation throughout the region, open burning restrictions remain in effect, Cal Fire said Tuesday.

The recent moderation in weather conditions is not adequate to prevent the continued threat to public safety from catastrophic wildfire, Cal Fire said. October and November have traditionally been the most destructive months for wildfire in the Sonoma, Lake and Napa counties.

Cal Fire said it would lift the burn suspension when conditions become appropriate for the use of open burning.

Cal Fire offers the following tips to prevent wildfire:

1. Cease use of outdoor power equipment by 10 a.m., not during the heat of the day, or when the wind is blowing.

2. Mowers are designed to mow lawns, not dry vegetation.

3. Use a weed trimmer with a string line to cut down dry weeds and grass.

4. Make sure ashes from wood stoves are completely out before dumping.

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City Editor

Kevin has been city editor since September 2010. He joined the Register in 1973 as a reporter. He covered Napa City Hall and assorted other beats over the years. Kevin has been writing his Napa Journal column on Sundays since 1989.