Burn Day Information

Last Updated:
Friday, January 22, 2021


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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Current burn day information for Shasta County is updated by 9:15 a.m. each weekday. Checking this message prior to 9:15 a.m. will not give you today’s burn status.


Please help preserve future burn days and remain compliant by following these rules: Residential burning may include dry vegetation only. It is illegal to burn stumps or material containing construction debris, lumber, petroleum products, plastics, and garbage. Burn piles must not contain dirt. It is also illegal to use a burn barrel or burn paper and cardboard in all areas of Shasta County except where exempt.


Today is a permissive-burn day for all types of burning in all areas of Shasta County except for “Door-Yard” burning within the city limits of Redding which is only allowed during the months of April and November. Redding residents seeking a special Fuels Mitigation permit from the city may call 530-225-4141. For residential burning within the city limits or fire districts of Redding, Shasta Lake, Fall River Mills, or Cottonwood, you must obtain a burn permit from your local fire department. Residents living within the Anderson Fire Protection District do not need a permit. If you reside in a county area, a CAL Fire permit is required for all burning until further notice.  Above 1,000 feet in elevation, burn hours are 10 a.m. to 12 midnight. Consult your local fire authority for specific burn hours. Below 1,000 feet in elevation, the burn hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Do not start or feed a fire after 3 p.m. All fires below 1,000 feet in elevation must be out by 5 p.m. unless otherwise authorized by the Air Quality Management District or Fire Protection Authorities.  If you are burning material that has been stacked using heavy equipment such as a bulldozer, loader, or excavator, please contact the Air Quality Management District at 530-225-5674 to schedule an inspection and obtain a permit.