The use of a burn barrel is illegal in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. For tips on residential
landscape debris burning safety or other fire and life safety topics, please visit the CAL FIRE
website at www.readyforwildfire.org.
Calaveras County: (209) 754-6600
Tuolumne County: (209) 533-5598
San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties: (877) 429-2876
Ensure that piles from landscape debris are no larger than 4-ft. in diameter, have a 10-ft. clearance
to bare soil around the burn pile and that a responsible adult attends all times with a water source
and a shovel.
Safe residential pile burning of forest residue by landowners is a crucial tool in reducing fire hazards.
State, Federal and Local land management and fire agencies will also be utilizing this same window of
opportunity to conduct prescribed burns aimed at improving forest health on private and public lands.
If you have any questions, you can reach out to your local fire department at (209) 286-1389.