Burn Permits Suspended Effective Monday, June 11th, 8:00 a.m.

Release Date:  June 8, 2018

CAL FIRE suspenders burn permits in Tuolumne, Calaveras, Eastern Stanislaus and Eastern San Joaquin Counties

San Andreas:   After a wet winter, warming temperatures are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop.  The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties.  This suspension takes effect at 8:00 a.m., Monday, June 11th, 2018 and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves.

“It is essential that residents remain prepared”, said Chief Josh White, Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit Chief.  “While suspension of residential debris is in effect, I encourage property owners to use alternative disposal methods.”

The suspension of burn permits for residential landscapes debris does not apply to campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property.  Campfires may be permitted if the campfire is maintained in such a manner as to prevent its spread to the wildland.  A campfire permit can be obtained at local fire stations of online at PreventWildfireCA.org.

Contact:   Battalion Chief Matthew Gilbert, (209) 754-3831

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