Burn Day Information

Last Updated:
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

 

This page is updated daily at 9:15 AM for Shasta County Air Quality Management District.

If today is a weekend day, a Shasta County holiday, or the updated information cannot be viewed, please call 530-224-8777 or 1-800-411-8728 after 9:15 a.m. for current burn day information.

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DETERMINATION: BURN DAY ALL ELEVATIONS ONLY AGRICULTURAL BURNING BELOW 1,000 FEET IN ELEVATION; BURNING IS ALLOWED ABOVE 1,000 FEET IN ELEVATION WITH PERMIT

Current burn day information for Shasta County is updated by 9:15 a.m. daily. Burn day information can also be obtained online by searching: Shasta County AQMD.

Today is a burn day for all types of burning above 1,000 feet in elevation and the burn hours are not to exceed 10 a.m. to 12 midnight.  Consult your local fire authority for specific burn hours.  Below 1,000 feet in elevation, including all the Fire Districts for Mountain Gate and Happy Valley, today is a burn day ONLY for commercial agricultural operations burning with a valid permit.  Burn hours are specified on the permit.

All burning must be conducted on a permissive burn day.  A burn permit from Cal Fire or your local fire authority is required for all burning above 1,000 in elevation AND for all commercial agricultural operations burning below 1,000 feet in elevation.

If you are planning on conducting commercial agricultural burning, prescribed burning, land cleaning 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 necessary district permit fees to the Shasta County Air Quality Management District.

Commercial agricultural operations burning inside the city limits or fire districts of Redding, Fall River Mills, Anderson, Shasta Lake, or Cottonwood require a burn permit from your local fire authority. 

If your commercial agricultural operations burning is conducted in a County area, you must obtain a burn permit from Cal Fire.