An out of control burn pile can have devastating results for yourself, neighbors and our wildlands. Please burn responsibly.
- Maximum burn pile is 4 feet in diameter.
- Clear all flammable material and vegetation within 10 feet of the outer edge of the pile.
- Keep a water supply close to the burning site.
- An adult should be in attendance at all times with a shovel until the fire is out.
- No burning shall be undertaken unless weather conditions (particularly wind) are such that burning can be considered safe.
- Homeowners should always check with the local fire station or CAL FIRE station, as well as local air quality management agency before burning. Burn permits may be required and during the dry months, CAL FIRE will suspend burning altogether.
- An annual burn permit issued for Shasta County may be required some months of the year. These may be obtained at Cal-Fire Station on Hwy 44 east of Shingletown, or online at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/
When can I burn?
- Burning can only be done on permissive burn days.
- Burning permits are only valid on “Permissive Burn Days” as determined by the State Air Resources Board or the local air district. To find out if it is a Burn Day, contact your local air district.
- VIOLATIONS OF ANY BURNING PERMIT TERMS ARE A VIOLATION OF STATE LAW (PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE 4421, 4422, 4423 AND 4425)
What can I Burn?
- ONLY dry, natural vegetation
- (NO GARBAGE, PAPER, CARDBOARD, PROCESSED LUMBER, CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS, ETC). Basically, if it grew on your property you can burn it.
- There is a state-wide prohibition on the use of burn barrels.
- Burning leaves or lawn clippings is not recommended due to the high moisture content and acrid smoke which may cause a public nuisance.
- The burning of any material that causes a public nuisance is prohibited.
- Air drying of green vegetation is required prior to burning.
- NO household trash or garbage can be burned outdoors at residences.
An out-of-control burn pile can have devastating results for you, your neighbors and our wildlands. Please burn responsibly.
530-224-8777 or 1-800-411-8728 after 9:00 a.m. for current burn day information.
Information courtesy of CAL FIRE