An out of control burn pile can have devastating results for yourself, neighbors and our wildlands.  Please burn responsibly.

Burning Requirements

  • 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

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.

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.



FREE Defensible Space Debris Deposit

August 11 and 15

9am to 3pm

Our Shingletown FireSafe Council volunteers are continuing the 2020 Defensible Space Debris Deposit Program.

Even though things are opening up in Shasta County, we will be observing some Covid 19 precautions so it might be a bit slower than you are used to, just follow the guide of our "Gate Greeters" and all should go well.
Watch for notices if we have to cancel - we cannot do this without the cooperation of Shasta County and Waste Management.

You can also find our announcements on the

  • Shingletown Fire Safe Council FB Group Page under "Files"
  • Nextdoor under "Documents"

Tom Twist

Information courtesy of CAL FIRE

Correct Burn Pile

Shingletown Community Council offers an alternative to burning.

Click here to see the Shingletown Comm Council Slash Schedule 2020