This burn suspension is in effect starting May 3rd, 2021 and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves. As drought conditions continue to increase and warming temperatures and winds quickly dry out the annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Tuolumne, Calaveras, Eastern Stanislaus.and Eastern San Joaquin Counties.
Since January 1, 2021, CAL FIRE and firefighters across the state have already responded to over 1,354 wildfires that have burned nearly 2,219 acres.
Each resident should ensure that they are prepared for wildfires including maintaining a minimum of 100 feet of Defensible Space around every home. Here are some tips to help prepare your home and property:
- Clear all dead or dying vegetation 100 feet around all structures.
- Landscape with fire resistant/drought tolerant plants
- Find alternative ways to dispose of landscape debris like chipping.
Get tips on preparing your home by visiting Ready for Wildfire