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Posted by: thepinetree on 12/01/2023 02:52 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 12/01/2023 02:52 PM
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CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit Transitions Out of Peak Fire Season

San Andreas, CA...Recent rains and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the threat of wildfires allowing CAL FIRE’s Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit (TCU) to transition out of peak fire season effective Monday, December 4, 2023 at 8:00 am in Calaveras, Tuolumne, Eastern Stanislaus, and Eastern San Joaquin Counties.

TCU Unit Chief Nick Casci says “Although CAL FIRE burn permits are not required at this time, residents must take appropriate precautions to prevent sparking a wildfire. If residents choose to burn, it is their responsibility to maintain control of their fire.” Before you burn, ensure it’s a permissive burn day by contacting your local air pollution control district (APCD.)

CAL FIRE TCU will continue to maintain staffing to meet any potential threat, as well as maintaining the ability to strategically move resources to areas that remain at a higher threat level. CAL FIRE will also continue to monitor weather conditions closely and has the ability to increase staffing should weather conditions change or if there is a need to support wildfires or other emergencies throughout the State. Statewide in 2023, CAL FIRE and firefighters from many local and federal agencies responded to over 6,850 wildfires that burned 319,927 acres.

During the cooler winter months, CAL FIRE TCU will continue to actively focus efforts on fire prevention and fuels treatment activities as guided by the State’s Strategic Fire Plan and the local Unit fire plan. These will be done through public education, prescribed burns and various types of fuel reduction. These activities are aimed at reducing the impacts of large, damaging wildfires, public safety and improving overall forest health.

Residents are urged to still take precautions outdoors to prevent sparking a wildfire. The leading cause of wildfires in CAL FIRE TCU is from escaped landscape debris burning. Before you burn, ensure it is a permissive burn day by contacting your local APCD:
Calaveras County: 209/754-6600
Tuolumne County: 209/533-5598
San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties: 877/429-2876

While burning, make sure that piles of landscape debris are a manageable size, provide clearance down to bare mineral soil around the burn pile and ensure that a responsible adult is in attendance at all times with a water source and a shovel. Furthermore, individuals choosing to debris burn can be held criminally responsible should their fire escape their control.

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Posted on: 2023-12-02 07:31:41   By: Anonymous
Time to go home Boyz, to the full time lackeys, what ya going to do till next fire season, remodel your house on your work time, build a spec on your work time, most of you don’t deserve a govt. check, firefighting has become a racket every kid wants to get into that doesn’t go get a college degree, that is worthless! Big pay, big retirement, free trucks and gas, not accountable to anyone, what a deal!

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    Posted on: 2023-12-02 07:55:00   By: Anonymous

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    Posted on: 2023-12-02 07:56:12   By: Anonymous
    I love it when a hunky fireman comes to my single wide and does a hose lay.

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      Posted on: 2023-12-02 08:03:03   By: Anonymous
      Sniveler I notice last night at the Murphys Parade when I rub up against your ass with your underwear on backwards and I slipped my meat in your ass your eyes got BIG, Love Anti xoxo

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        Posted on: 2023-12-02 08:10:44   By: Anonymous
        Anti you hurt me last night but I enjoyed it.

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          Posted on: 2023-12-02 08:17:13   By: Anonymous
          Yeah Sniveler my hemorrhoid stuffer a little tender this morning :-)

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            Posted on: 2023-12-02 08:35:52   By: Anonymous
            Where's the Pussy?

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              Posted on: 2023-12-03 20:37:52   By: Anonymous
              So that’s all fine and dandy, however my question is this. Calfire employees are on duty 24 hrs a day. Which gives the county fire protection which is paid for via taxes. Why is there a need for another layer of fire protection via a special tax which is being presented at the next election cycle?

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