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DETERMINATION: PERMISSIVE BURN DAY - ALL ELEVATIONS
This message concerning open burning is updated at 9:15 a.m. daily. Please read the entire message. Today is a permissive-burn day for all types of burning in all areas of Shasta County except for residential burning within the city limits of Redding and the Buckeye Fire District, which is only allowed during the months of April and November. For residential burning within the city limits or fire districts of Anderson, Shasta Lake, Fall River Mills, or Cottonwood, you must obtain a burn permit from your local fire department. You do not need a burn permit if you reside in the county, but outside the areas previously mentioned and you are doing only residential burning. All burning must be conducted on a Permissive-Burn day. Below 1,000 feet in elevation, the burn hours are 10am to 3pm. Do not start or feed a fire after 3pm. All fires below 1,000 feet in elevation must be out by 5pm unless otherwise authorized by the Air Quality Management District or Fire Protection Authorities. Above 1,000 feet in elevation, the burn hours are not to exceed 10am to 12 midnight.
If you are planning on conducting agricultural burning, prescribed burning, land clearing burning for commercial or residential development, fire hazard reduction burning for brush clearance, or mechanized burner use, you must obtain the proper permit and pay the applicable permit fees to the Shasta County Air Quality Management District.
Residential burning may include dry vegetation only. It is illegal to burn stumps or material containing construction debris, lumber, petroleum products, plastics, and other smoke-producing materials. Burn piles must not contain excessive dirt. It is also illegal to use a burn barrel or burn paper and cardboard in all areas of Shasta County except for Big Bend, Castella, Old Station, Platina, and Whiskeytown.