Outdoor Burning Suspended In Calaveras County

Outdoor Burning Suspended In Calaveras County

Outdoor debris burning has been suspended for the season within the CAL Fire Tuolumne-Calaveras jurisdiction.   In a press release yesterday, Unit Chief Josh White announced that the, “Unprecedented wet weather and the progression of tree mortality in Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties continues to challenge residents to meet their defensible space requirements and it is essential that residents remain prepared.” While the suspension of residential debris burning is in effect, White encourages property owners to use alternative disposal methods.  The wet winter has resulted in an abundant grass crop this spring, which is concerning for firefighters.  The suspension of burn permits until the fall means a ban on the burning of landscape debris, such as branches and leaves.  The suspension does not apply to campfires on private property or within organized campgrounds.

 

Written by Joey Guidi

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