Burning will be suspended in Zone 1, which includes areas below 3,500 feet in Calaveras County, effective Monday, June 10, 2019, at 8 a.m., according to a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) press release.

Homeowners should check burn day status by calling the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District at (209) 754-6600.

While burning in Zone 2, remember the following requirements:

• Only dry, natural vegetative material 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 shall be no larger than four feet in diameter and in height.

• Clear a 10-foot diameter down to bare soil around your piles.

• Have a shovel and a water source nearby.

• An adult is required to be in attendance of the fire at all times.

Safe residential pile burning of forest residue by landowners is a crucial tool in reducing fire hazards.

“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,” said Cal Fire Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit Chief Josh White.

For more information on burning, visit the Cal Fire website at fire.ca.gov.

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