BLM lifts emergency fire ban

Union Democrat staff /

Following this week's rainy weather, the Bureau of Land Management's Mother Lode Field Office has lifted emergency fire restrictions on all BLM-managed public lands within its boundary effective Tuesday.

However, burn restrictions remain in place in Cal Fire jurisdictions.

BLM-managed lands include Calaveras, Tuolumne, Stanislaus, Nevada, Yuba, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Sacramento, Sutter and Mariposa counties, for a total of about 230,000 acres.

Some requirements such as campfire permits remain in place, according to Jerry Martinez, BLM fire management officer.

"As always, we're asking the public to be careful with fire on public lands even though the danger has decreased," he said.

Burning is still forbidden in lands within the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit of Cal Fire.

Generally, Cal Fire will consider lifting the ban when at least two inches of rain have fallen and the ground is saturated.

However, warmer weather is expected to return soon, accompanied by high winds as the storm passes, a Cal Fire dispatcher said.

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