San Andreas, CA — By order of CAL Fire Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit Chief Mike Noonan all burning permits within the State Responsibility Areas of Tuolumne County, Calaveras County, Eastern Stanislaus County and Eastern San Joaquin County will be suspended effective 8am, Wednesday, July 1.
The declaration rescinds all previously approved Dooryard Burn Permits and large-scale Project Burn Permits.
Property owners wishing to burn debris on their property are now prohibited from doing so unless they can prove that their project burn must be completed for health or safety reasons.
Camp fires will be allowed in designated campgrounds with permission of the jurisdictional authority. Any questions should be addressed to the nearest CAL Fire facility.
From Chief Noonan, “Due to high temperatures and low humidity forest fuels are quickly approaching a critical point. Experience has shown that suspending debris burns is an effective way of preventing wildfire escapes especially as California enters a period of hotter and drier weather. Although all fires cannot be prevented through a burning suspendsion, their numbers can be significatntly reduced.”