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Posted by: thepinetree on 05/16/2022 08:12 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 05/16/2022 08:12 AM
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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Calaveras, Tuolumne, Eastern San Joaquin, and Eastern Stanislaus Counties

San Andreas, CA...California has already experienced an unusually early start to fire season amidst an ongoing drought and historically low rainfall and reservoir levels. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California and across the west is starting earlier and ending later each year. Warmer spring and summer temperatures, reduced snowpack, and earlier spring snowmelt create longer and more intense dry seasons that increase moisture stress on vegetation and make forests more susceptible to severe wildfire.




The increasing fire danger posed by dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE Tuolumne – Calaveras Unit (TCU) to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Calaveras, Tuolumne, Eastern San Joaquin, and Eastern Stanislaus Counties. This suspension takes effect Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 8:00 AM and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves.

“California wildfires continue to threaten our communities,” said Chief Joe Tyler, CAL FIRE Director. “With the conditions set for an early start of the 2022 fire season, it is imperative that we collectively take preventative steps now to prepare, and we ask all Californians to do their part in wildfire preparedness.”

“Conditions across TCU continue to warm and dry, while community members exercise wildfire preparedness measures by creating defensible space and hardening their homes. It is imperative these actions are conducted in a safe manner by utilizing alternatives to burning such as green waste disposal or chipping,” states Deputy Unit Chief Charles Blankenheim.

While outdoor burning of landscape debris by homeowners is no longer allowed, CAL FIRE TCU is asking residents to take that extra time to prepare your home for wildfire by creating defensible space and hardening your home ahead of wildfires.

Here are some tips to help prepare homes and property:
• Clear all dead and or dying vegetation 100 feet from around all structures.
• Landscape with fire resistant plants and non-flammable ground cover.
• Find alternative ways to dispose of landscape debris like chipping or hauling it to a biomass energy or green waste facility

CAL FIRE TCU may issue restricted temporary burning permits if there is an essential reason due to public health and safety. Agriculture, land management, fire training, and other industrial-type burning may proceed if a CAL FIRE TCU official inspects the burn site and issues a permit.

The suspension of burn permits for residential landscape debris does not apply to campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property. Campfires may be permitted if the campfire is maintained in such a manner as to prevent its spread to the wildland. A valid campfire permit is required and can be obtained online at www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

For additional information on how to create Defensible Space, Home Hardening, Evacuation Planning and how to be prepared for wildfires, as well as tips to prevent wildfires, visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

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Posted on: 2022-05-16 08:56:19   By: Anonymous
 
Sniveler is your ass still on fire?...

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    Posted on: 2022-05-16 10:20:40   By: Anonymous
     
    Everyone but CalFire and State Parks cause they are sooo good at keeping their prescribed fires under control.

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      Posted on: 2022-05-16 14:15:10   By: Anonymous
       
      ^FUK YOU! These control burns are a must so we all don't have a massive wildfire and your ugly ass second home doesn't burn down. Keep your ugly ass in the Gay Area if you don't like the burning policies. Thank God the burning is suspended for the homeowners because all they do is burn unnecessarily just to smoke out their neighbors.

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        Re: burn unnecessarily
        Posted on: 2022-05-16 22:19:15   By: Anonymous
         
        You're a Dumas.
        Most that have lived here awhile know that burning is the best way to clear your property.
        Hauling needles and other debris makes most of the debris go away, but the ash(potassium) is beneficial to the majority of conifers.
        The burn piles also do a good job of eliminating some bear clover and lilac.
        If you have neighbors that burn constantly, you should be thanking them for trying to make things safer for YOU.
        DUMAS.

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          Re: burn unnecessarily
          Posted on: 2022-05-17 15:22:33   By: Anonymous
           
          Most people that lived here longer { me since 1977) remember all the Tree Hugger bull*bleep* When there were worried about Spotted Owls! Yup, pretty stupid! Back in the day, I would mate in the back seat of a 58 Chevy....Owls are smarter than us & only mate in Old Timber?????? Remember No More Logging, No More Toliet Paper, Wipe your Ass with a Spotted Owl, Sierra Club, Take A Hike??? Now we have 10 Tree's where we had one.......Nice job you Idiots & I should also include the closhure of all the Lumber Mills & jobs. PLease cut the crap & dissapear if you hate it here so much!! Go back to your over poppulated, polluted lumber built houses & leave us alone...no, you are not welcome!!

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            Re: burn unnecessarily
            Posted on: 2022-05-17 21:04:52   By: Anonymous
             
            ^You might try enrolling in an Adult English Learning class dumbass^

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