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Burning Allowed During Evening Hours

Sonora, CA — Beginning today burning is allowed during the evening hours, and CAL Fire is encouraging residents to begin clearing defensible space.


It is important to remain in attendance, have access to a water supply, and avoid burning if windy conditions are prevalent.


According to CAL Fire, burn permits will be required and burning will be permitted with restricted burn hours of 7PM to 8AM, but only on “Permissive Burn Days” as established by the Air Pollution Control District in each county. In Calaveras County burning on property five acres or more in size also requires a permit from the Air Pollution Control District. In Tuolumne County clearing two acres or more of vegetation requires a permit from the Air Pollution Control District.