Thursday, October 2, 2014

Cal Fire press release re: Fire Danger Exists Despite Cooler Weather

San Andreas – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit, is reminding all residents the burn suspension is still in effect, until further notice.  Fire danger remains above average across the Central Sierras and, even though we have recently experienced some moisture and cooler temperatures, the chance of large and damaging fires still exists. 

If a homeowner does conduct burning operations, during the time period when burning has been suspended, they are subject to the issuance of a citation (misdemeanor), fines, and may have to pay suppression costs to put the fire out.

CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit will continue to monitor the weather and fuel conditions, and will lift the burn suspension when conditions allow for safe burning.

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