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Burn Hour Restrictions Lifted Friday

San Andreas, CA– Cal Fire has announced that the burn hour restrictions on private lands within the Tuolumne-Calaveras unit will be lifted this Friday, October 22nd. This includes the counties of Calaveras, Tuolumne, and those eastern portions of San Joaquin and Stanislaus that are within the State Responsibility Area. Lifting the burn hour restrictions also applies to lands within the Direct Protection Area of the Stanislaus National Forest.

Burning is only allowed on permissive burn days and burn permits are required. It is also the landowner’s responsibility to check with the local Air Pollution Control District for permissive day information by calling the local APCD office.

In Calaveras County the burn day number is (209)-754-6600 and in Tuolumne County the number is (209) 533-5598. Permissive burn day information can also be found on the home page of www.mymotherlode.com

Written by tina.falco@mlode.com