Effective June 10, 2019, CAL FIRE has suspended burning in the areas below 3,500 feet in Tuolumne, Calaveras, eastern Stanislaus, and San Joaquin Counties.
According to Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit Chief Josh White, “We strive to allow burning as long as possible, however, due to lower humidity levels and higher temperatures, conditions dictate we must limit burning to Zone 2, which is above 3,500 feet in elevation.”
While burning above 3,500 feet, remember these requirements:
- Only dry, natural vegetative materials such as leaves, pine needles, and tree trimmings may be burned.
- The burning of trash, painted wood, or other debris is not allowed.
- Do not burn on windy days.
- Piles must be no larger than four feet in diameter and in height.
- Clear a 10-foot diameter area down to the bare soil around your burn pile.
- Have a shovel and a water source nearby.
- An adult is required to be in attendance at all times.
To check if it is a burn day, call the Air Pollution Control District for Tuolumne County at 209-533-5598. For Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District, call 209-754-6600. For San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties, call 877-429-2876.