This burn suspension took effect starting June 1st, 2020 and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves. With 2020 starting out with February being the driest month since the 1850’s in California, warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying 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.
Although burning is suspended you still need to continue to create and maintain the 100 feet of defensible space around your structures . Get tips on preparing your home by visiting Ready for Wildfire