Effective Saturday, residential burn permits will be suspended for Nevada, Placer and Yuba counties.
Officials for the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Tahoe National Forest said unseasonably warm, dry weather is to blame for the early burn ban.
"We have already seen fire activity that is not normally observed until late July or August," said Brad Harris, Cal Fire Nevada-Yuba-Placer unit chief, in a news release.
The burn permit suspension applies to areas in the three counties that fall within state responsibility area and local jurisdiction under contract with Cal Fire.
Anyone who burns in violation of the suspension will be subject to civil or criminal action and could face cost recovery charges for the fire suppression response, according to the release.
All fires or smoke reported will be considered a wildfire and a full suppression response will be dispatched, the release said.