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Posted: 4-17-2015

Burn Permits Required May 1st

San Andreas – Friday, May 1, 2015, at 8 a.m. the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will require burning permits within State Responsibility Areas of Tuolumne County, Calaveras County, Eastern Stanislaus County and Eastern San Joaquin County. Burn hours will be restricted to evening hours – 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Until CAL FIRE stations are fully staffed, permits will be available only during business hours Monday through Friday, at the following locations:

  • CAL FIRE Headquarters, 785 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas (closed from noon to 1 p.m.)
  • Altaville FFS, 125 North Main St, Altaville
  • Arnold FFS, 2517 Highway 4, Arnold
  • West Point FFS, 22670 Highway 26, West Point
  • Twain Harte FFS, 22978 Meadow Drive, Twain Harte
  • Station 51, 1950 Hillsdale Drive, Mono Village, Sonora
  • Blanchard FFS, 2990 Highway 132, La Grange
  • Groveland FFS, 11700 Merrell Rd, Groveland
  • Groveland CSD, 18930 Highway 120, Groveland
  • Ebbetts Pass FPD, 1037 Blagen Road, Arnold
  • Ebbetts Pass FPD Station 3, 40 Canyon View Drive, Hathaway Pines

Please remember personnel may be away from the station for extended periods of time when they are responding to emergencies.

Burn permit terms include limiting pile size to a maximum of four feet by four feet (four feet in diameter, and four feet high) and clearing down to bare mineral soil 10 feet from the outer edges of burn piles. Outdoor burning may be done ONLY on permissive burn days. Remember burn day status is determined on the basis of air quality: how quickly smoke will disperse. Therefore, many permissible burn days are very windy. Never burn when it’s windy, even if it is a permissible burn day. Remain in attendance of your burn project and have tools and water close by in order to suppress any escape from your burning operation.

Wildfire is coming. Are you ready?  Unit Chief Josh White reminds everyone, “Getting your property ready for the coming fire season by creating and maintaining 100 feet of defensible space around all structures is an excellent way to protect not only your home, but your neighborhood and community as well.” 

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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