An Escaped Debris Burn Blackens 10 Acres In Calaveras

An Escaped Debris Burn Blackens 10 Acres In Calaveras 

Just a few days after lifting seasonal fire restrictions, an escaped debris burn blackened close to 10 acres yesterday afternoon in Calaveras County. Cal-Fire reports just before 2, units were dispatched to River Ranch Road off Highway 49 between San Andreas and Mokelumne Hill. When they arrived, fire fighters reported the blaze was burning at a slow rate of spread and no structures were threatened. The forward spread was stopped and crews began mop up operations within a half hour of arrival. Cal-Fire, San Andreas Fire Protection District and the Mokelumne Fire Protection District all responded. Cal-Fire reminds residents of both Amador and Calaveras Counties that the leading cause of wildfires this time of year is from escaped debris bruning. The recent cooler temperatures, higher humidity and winter weather may have helped, but the threat of wildfire is still high. 

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