CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc Unit
The Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit is located in the northeastern part of the State, consisting of Lassen, Modoc, Plumas and portions of Shasta, and Siskiyou counties. There are a total of 1.6 million acres within the Direct Protection Area of the Unit with an average elevation of 5000'.
Vegetation ranges from ponderosa pines, lodgepole pines, and mixed firs along the west side of the Unit, to sage brush, oaks, and annual grasses mixed with juniper in the desert to the east.
Logging, correctional institutions, and recreation are the major economic contributors to the region. Recreation, although seasonal, flourishes during the spring and summer months.
The Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit works closely with other agencies including the Bureau of Land Management, Lassen National Forest, Modoc National Forest, Plumas National Forest, State Department of Fish and Game, Transportation, Highway Patrol, and county and city agencies.
|CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc Unit Transitions Out of Fire Season
Recent rains and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the threat of wildfires allowing CAL FIRE's Lassen-Modoc Unit to transition out of fire season effective Monday, November 14, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. in Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Counties. This means you may now burn dooryard debris without a burn permit. Though permits are not required, you must still contact your local air pollution district to ensure it is a permissive burn day. More...
|Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Counties Lift Burn Permit Suspension
Effective Friday, October 14, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. the burn permit suspension in Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE LMU Unit Chief Don Gordon is formally rescinding the burn permit suspension and advises those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissible burn days. While burn permits are in effect, agriculture burns must be inspected by CAL FIRE. More...
|New Unit Chief for CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit
May 5, 2016 - The Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit of CALFIRE is pleased to announce the appointment of Unit Chief Don Gordon. Congratulate Don on his new assignment and welcome him to the Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit. More...
|Need a Burn Permit?
If you need a burn permit, below are locations within the county that can issue a burn permits. If no one is available, we apologize; we are out training or on an emergency call and will return as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.