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Burning Permits Required May 1st

SAN ANDREAS – Effective 8 a.m. Sunday, May 1, 2005, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF), Tuolumne/Calaveras Unit will require permits for all burning.

Hours for burning will be open throughout the day until the burning conditions become more hazardous due to drying weather.

Unit Chief and Tuolumne County Fire Warden, Fred McVay, reminds local residents to be extremely careful when burning and follow all the conditions of their permit. He also urges residents to complete all their burning projects early as fire permits are routinely suspended for the duration of the summer months when fire conditions become more hazardous.

FOLLOW THESE FIRE SAFE REGULATIONS!

Keep your piles no larger than 4 feet in diameter.

Clear at least 10 feet to bare dirt in all directions around your burn pile.

Stay in attendance at all times with a shovel and a water source.

Upon completion of burn, apply enough water to assure fire is dead out.

Never burn on windy days!

Burn only on permissive air pollution burn days.

For burn day information, call the following numbers:

Calaveras County 754-6600

Tuolumne County 533-5598

Copperopolis 785-7664

CDF burn permits and information can be obtained at your local CDF station. You may also be required to get an additional permit from your local Air Pollution Control District. Contact them for additional information at 754-6504 in Calaveras County and 533-5693 in Tuolumne County.