Susanville – Northern California?s first significant rainfall of the season, combined with cooler temperatures, has allowed the CAL FIRE Lassen Modoc Plumas Unit to lift restrictions on dooryard debris burning effective Monday, October 27, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
This means you may burn dooryard debris without a permit. Permits will not be required until May 1, 2015. However, you must still contact your local Air Pollution Control District to ensure it?s a permissive burn day.
- Burn only clean, dry vegetative waste such as leaves, pine needles, and yard clippings.
- Scrape a clearance of at least 10 feet to bare soil around any burn piles.
- Always have a shovel and water supply nearby.
- An adult needs to be in attendance at all times.
- Never burn on windy days.
- Piles should be no larger than four feet in diameter and four feet high. Break larger piles down, and add to the pile as it burns down.
- Never burn trash, painted wood or other debris.
This fire season has kept firefighters across the State very busy as fire activity has been significantly higher this year. While we recognize the need and convenience of being able to burn yard debris, it is important that residents monitor the weather closely, as a warming trend could increase the fire threat. If you must burn, use extreme caution. Never leave your fire unattended. If a debris burn escapes your control you could be held liable. Learn how to prevent wildfires at www.PreventWildfireCA.org.