Burn Day Information

Last Updated:
Thursday, January 23, 2020


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

Current burn day information for Shasta County can also be obtained by calling 530-224-8777 or 1-800-411-8728.

 

DETERMINATION: PERMISSIVE BURN DAY - ALL ELEVATIONS

 

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

 

Today is a permissive-burn day for all types of burning in all areas of Shasta County.  For residential burning within the city limits or fire districts of Shasta Lake, Fall River Mills, or Cottonwood, you must obtain a burn permit from your local fire department.  Residential burning within the city limits of Redding is only allowed during the months of April and November. Residents living in the Anderson Fire Protection District do not need a permit. It is illegal to burn on a No Burn Day.

 

Above 1,000 feet in elevation, the burn hours are 10 a.m. to 12 midnight. 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.

 

Please help preserve future burn days and remain compliant by following these rules: Residential burning may include dry vegetation only. Businesses are not allowed to conduct any type of burning. It is illegal to burn stumps, construction debris, lumber, petroleum products, plastics, or other similar 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, Round Mountain, and Whiskeytown. If you are burning material that has been stacked using heavy equipment, you must obtain a burn permit from the Air Quality Management District which is located at 1855 Placer Street in Redding. All land-clearing projects must be inspected for stumps and excessive dirt.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Shasta County AQMD at 530-225-5674.