Escaped Debris Burns

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Saturday afternoon Cal-Fire crews rolled to a reported vegetation fire off Carson Street and Amador Ave in Amador Pines.   First responders found a small escaped debris burn of about ¾ of an acre in size, moving at a slow rate of spread.   Crews were quickly able to get a wet-line around it and the fire was brought under control.   Late Friday afternoon Calaveras fire crews were called out to the Glencoe area.   A small escaped debris burn was discovered by a Fish and Wildlife Officer in the area of Highway 26 and Three Cent Flat Road at around 4:30 p.m.   According to Cal Fire, the fire was a direct result of not having a burn permit and not having proper clearance around the fire.   Remember, burn permits went into effect on May 1st.  Also, keep pile size small, down to a four foot size and have a ten foot of clearance down to bare mineral soil around the pile.  Stay in attendance with a shovel and water supply.  Most importantly, completely extinguish the fire when done burning for the day.  A misdemeanor citation can be issued for escaped debris burns and you could face prosecution and be forced to repay the cost of fire suppression efforts.                                                                                                         

 Written by KVGC Staff