San Andreas, CA – Come Memorial Day all outdoor landscape burning is suspended, which gives property owners only this holiday weekend to make sure their defensible space is ready for fire season.
CAL Fire will suspend all outdoor residential burning in Zone 1, which is below 3500 feet elevation. That includes all areas within the State Responsibility Area of Tuolumne, Calaveras, Eastern Stanislaus and Eastern San Joaquin counties. CAL Fire points to drought conditions that spiked fire danger in the region along with over 1,283 wildfires that have burned nearly 7,946 acres already in the state as the reasons for implementing the burn ban. The permit suspension takes effect on Monday, May 28th at 8:00 a.m.
Yard waste burning can continue for residents in Zone 2, which is above the 3500 foot level, according to CAL Fire officials, who offer these defensible space clearing tips:
- Clear all dead or dying vegetation 100 feet around all structures
- Landscape with fire resistant/drought tolerant plants
- Find alternative ways to dispose of landscape debris like chipping
For additional information on preparing for and preventing wildfires, click here.