Wetter, cooler weather has arrived in Lassen County, and local residents may begin burning later this week.
According to a statement from CalFire, with recent rainfall events and cooler weather, the current suspension of CalFire Burn Permits will be lifted effective 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5.
While there remains a threat of wildfires, current weather and vegetation conditions are conducive to safely utilize burning to reduce vegetation and create greater resilience to wildfires within communities and rural areas. CalFire facilities will continue to be fully staffed until sufficient rainfall is received, allowing for the gradual reduction of fire control resources, while also prioritizing the ongoing efforts of fuel reduction initiatives. A Burn Suspension may be re- engaged in the event adverse fire weather conditions return.
CalFire Lassen-Modoc Unit Chief, Scott Packwood formally advises that those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissible burn days with no restriction on hours.
Agricultural burns must be inspected by CalFire prior to burning until the end of the peak fire season.
Burn permits must be obtained online at: https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov.
For more information visit: www.fire.ca.gov.
Residents must verify it is a permissive burn day prior to burning by calling their local Air Pollution Control District. In the event of any forecasted wind events, you must ensure your dooryard burn pile has been extinguished and secured.
Lassen County – (530) 257-2876 or 257-BURN.
Modoc County – (530) 233-3436.
Plumas County, Quincy, Greenville and Chester (530) 258-2588.
Only natural vegetative material such as leaves, pine needles and tree trimmings are to be burned. Household garbage may not be burned.
Do not burn on windy days.
You cannot burn in a burn barrel unless you have received authorization from your APCD.
You must have a signed permit in your possession while you are burning, and you are responsible for always maintaining control of your fire. Smoldering piles still contain enough heat to ignite receptive vegetation either through poor clearance around the pile/wind blowing hot ash.