Lassen, Modoc and Plumas counties lift Burn Permit suspension

Effective at 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, the burn permit suspension in Lassen, Modoc and Plumas ounties will be lifted. CalFire LMU Unit Chief Scott Packwood formally canceled the burn permit suspension and 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.

Cooler temperatures, higher humidity and cooler weather have helped to diminish the threat of wildfire. Property owners and residents are asked to use caution while conducting debris or agriculture burns, follow all guidelines provided, and always maintain control of the fire. Individuals can be held civilly and/or criminally liable for allowing a fire to escape their control and/or burn onto neighboring property.

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.
  • If a burn escapes your control, seek help immediately as wildfires can spread very quickly.
  • Burn permits can be obtained at your local CALFIRE Station or online at

For more information on burning, visit the CalFire website at