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CAL FIRE Extends Burning in Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Counties

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

The wet winter and mild temperatures have allowed the CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc Unit to extend the window for dooryard debris burning beyond June 30th for those possessing a CAL FIRE Burn Permit. CAL FIRE Burn Permits are only for residents who live within the State Responsibility Area, or where CAL FIRE has jurisdictional authority. For information on permits required outside the SRA you need to contact your local fire authority.

Burning can only be done on permissive burn days. To find out if it is a permissive burn day, contact your local Air Pollution Control District.
Lassen County – (530) 257-2876 or 257-BURN
Modoc County – (530) 233-3436
Plumas County –
Portola: (530) 832-4528 Quincy: (530) 283-3602
Greenville: (530) 284-6520 Chester: (530) 258-2588

  • Burning can only be done during permissive times. Currently, the Lassen-Modoc Unit is allowing open hours for burning; however, check with your local APCD in case they have burn hour restrictions.
  • The Unit Chief will suspend burning when weather conditions warrant.
  • Only natural vegetative material such as leaves, pine needles and tree trimmings may 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.
  • Burning can only be done during permissive times. Though Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Counties have open hours, check with your Air Pollution Control District who may have restricted hours.
  • You must have a signed permit in your possession while you are burning and you are responsible for always maintaining control of your fire. Burn permits can be obtained online at www.burnpermit.fire.ca.gov.
  • Possession of a permit does not protect you if your burn escapes. You are still liable for any suppression costs.
  • If a burn escapes your control, you should seek help immediately. Wildfires can spread very quickly. A fast response from the fire department can reduce suppression cost considerably. Remember, you may be billed for suppression costs, so the sooner you seek help the better the outcome may be.
  • Simple common sense can greatly reduce the chance of an escape. If you don’t feel it’s safe to conduct a burn, then don’t.

Please keep informed about burn restrictions by visiting the CAL FIRE website at www.fire.ca.gov/lmu under “Hot Topics” or by following CAL FIRE on Twitter or Facebook.

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One Response to CAL FIRE Extends Burning in Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Counties

  1. Tamie David Mowery

    Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    WHY, people can wait till winter, IDIOT’S burn when it’s windy😡………. Dave

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