Sonora, CA– Beginning Monday October 23rd at 8am, the California Department of Forestry will lift the suspension of burning on private land within the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit.
This includes the counties of Calaveras, Tuolumne, and those eastern portions of San Joaquin and Stanislaus that are within the State Responsibility Area. Officials say burring is allowed with a valid permit, and between 6pm and 8am on permissive burn nights.
A burn permit can be obtained from the fire protection agency that has jurisdiction over the area. Tuolumne County Fire Marshall Kary Hubbard says to prevent a burn pile from getting out of hand it is important to not burn near the house or other piles of debris, and to make sure children stay away from the burn pile. Officials say never burn during high winds and limit burn piles to four feet in diameter.
Also, remove all flammable material and vegetation from the area within ten feet of the outer edge of the pile. Household items or commercial trash, tires, plastic, or other garbage are not to be burned. Officials add that although the danger of fire is much lower, a fire still can escape.
To find out if it is a burn day tune to 1450 KVML, 93.5 or Star 92.7,or check MyMotherLode.com Burn Day Information for details or call the Air Pollution Control Districts to receive pre-recorded information.
APCD- Calaveras County 209-754-6600
APCD- Tuolumne County 209-533-5598
San Joaquin- 1-800-281-7003
Written by Alisha.cruz