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Cal Fire Lifts Its Burn Ban

San Andreas, CA – Begin Beginning next week, residents can once again burn debris piles, but there will still be hourly restrictions.

The recent rains and cooler temperatures prompted the lifting of the burn permit suspension. Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit of CAL FIRE will lift the ban beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, for Tuolumne, Calaveras County, Eastern Stanislaus and Eastern San Joaquin counties.  However, the hours of burning will be restricted to nights from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. on permissible burn days. It is residents’ responsibility to check burn day status by calling their local Air Pollution Control District listed below:

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

Here are Cal Fire’s Pile Burning 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 should be no larger than four feet in diameter and in height. You can add to pile as it burns down.
  • 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.