CAL FIRE TCU Suspends Burning in Zone 1 (Below 3,500 foot elevation)

San Andreas June 7, 2019 – Effective Monday, June 10, 2019 at 8 a.m. burning will be suspended in Zone 1, which is the area below 3,500 feet in elevation in Tuolumne, Calaveras and eastern Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties.

It is your responsibility to check burn day status by calling your local Air Pollution Control District with jurisdiction over your area.

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Calaveras County: (209) 754-6600
Tuolumne County: (209) 533-5598
San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties: (877) 429-2876

While burning in Zone 2, please remember the following requirements:

• Only dry, natural vegetative material such as leaves, pine needles and tree trimmings may be burned.
• The burning of trash, painted wood or other debris is not allowed.
• Do NOT burn on windy days.
• Piles shall be no larger than four feet in diameter and in height.
• Clear a 10-foot diameter down to bare soil around your piles.
• Have a shovel and a water source nearby.
• An adult is required to be in attendance of the fire at all times.

Safe residential pile burning of forest residue by landowners is a crucial tool in reducing fire hazards. Unit Chief Josh White explained, “We strive to allow burning as long as possible; however, due to lower humidity levels and higher temperatures, conditions dictate we must limit burning to Zone 2, which is above 3,500 feet in elevation.”

For more information on burning, visit the CAL FIRE website at www.fire.ca.gov.

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