San Andreas, CA – CAL Fire reports effective Saturday November 10 at 8:00am restrictions on burn hours will be lifted on permissive burn days on private lands within the Tuolumne-Calaveras Counties. CAL Fire says that also includes the Stanislaus National Forest.
Spokesperson Lisa Williams says, “Burn permits are required, which means pile size is still restricted to four foot by four foot.” She says, “Even with the cooler weather, and forecasted rain, a fire can still escape. It is critical that the person burning keeps a close watch on the fire at all times. If the fire gets away, that person can be held liable for the damage and suppression costs.”
Tuolumne-Calaveras CALfire Unit Chief Brian Kirk adds “Open hours burning on permissive burn days allows home owners to burn debris created while working on 100 feet of defensible space. As we head into the fall season and permissive burn days increase watch your local weather and do not burn or plan to burn on high, gusty windy days.”
CAL Fire reminds resident’s t is their responsibility to call and find out whether or not it is a permissive burn day. Those numbers are listed below:
APCD – Calaveras County (209) 754-6600
APCD – Tuolumne County (209) 533-5598
Stanislaus NF–DPA Burn Day Information (209) 532-5601