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Posted: 12-8-2014

Open Burn Hours, Permits NOT Required

San Andreas – On Monday, December 8, 2014 at 8 a.m. CAL FIRE will lift the burn hours restriction for several counties.  This includes the counties of Calaveras, Tuolumne, and the eastern portions of San Joaquin and Stanislaus that are within the State Responsibility Area. 

CAL FIRE burn permits will NOT be required and burn hours will not be restricted.  Open burning will be allowed on “Permissive Burn Days” as established by the Air Pollution Control District in each county.  In Calaveras County burning on property five acres or more in size requires a permit from the Air Pollution Control District.  In Tuolumne County clearing two acres or more of vegetation requires a permit from the Air Pollution Control District. 

CAL FIRE Unit Chief Josh White reminds everyone, “While burning will be allowed during permissive burn days with no restricted burn hours in effect, burn carefully.  This current weather pattern has brought much needed rain to our region and has helped to make conditions more suitable for burning.  Checking the burn day status is very important, as these extended dry weather patterns can often change burn requirements.  To limit the threat of large and damaging fires, we need the continued support of each citizen within the four-county area of the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit of CAL FIRE.”

 Remember:

  • Remain in attendance of your fire

  • Have access to water

  • DO NOT burn on days forecasted to have high or gusty winds

It is your responsibility to check burn day status by calling your local Air Pollution Control District with jurisdiction over your area.  If your burn project escapes your control you could be held liable.

Calaveras County: 209/754-6600

Tuolumne County: 209/533-5598

San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties: 877/429-2876

 For more information on defensible space and fire safety check out:

www.readyforwildfire.org or www.fire.ca.gov

 Important Link!

CAL FIRE-VIP Program:

http://www.fire.ca.gov/communications/communications_volunteers.php

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