Cooperative Fire Protection with CAL FIRE Since 1927

Tehama County Fire Department

Mission Statement

The Tehama County Fire Department in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is dedicated to the protection of life, property, and natural resources through cost-effective planning, prevention, support and emergency services.
The Tehama County Fire Department and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection jointly aim to maintain and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Tehama County.

 604 Antelope Blvd. Red Bluff, CA 96080

(530) 528-5199


The Tehama Glenn Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and the Tehama County Fire Department (TCFD) want to remind everyone that burn permits will be required starting Wednesday May 1, 2019 in the unincorporated areas of Tehama County, except in the Capay Fire District, and will be required until the burn suspension goes into effect. In addition, burn permits are required within the State Responsibility Areas (SRA) of Glenn County. Residents should check with their local fire officials for burning restrictions within the Corning city limits, Capay Fire District, or if they live in portions of Glenn County that are not in the SRA. All residential burning has been banned within the city limits of Red Bluff. Residents who plan on conducting dooryard burning should plan accordingly and have dooryard burning completed before the burn suspension goes in to effect.

For burn day information call Tehama County Air Pollution Control District at (530) 527-3717 prior to burning in Tehama County. For residents in Glenn County call Glenn County Air Pollution District at (530) 934-6500 or (800) 446-2876 prior to burning.

• Tehama County burn hours for residential burning are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and must be completely out by 5:00 p.m. Burn hours for agricultural orchard waste is 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Burn hours for field crops is 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• In Glenn County, the burn hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for residential burning. For agricultural burning of pruning’s and vegetative waste, the burn hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For field crops the burn hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from September 15 through November 30, and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the remainder of the year. Burn permits are for vegetation burning only.
• For the use of burn barrels in both Tehama and Glenn Counties check with your local Air Pollution Control District for areas that burn barrels are allowed.
• All burn permits are issued annually and may be obtained online at or from your local CAL FIRE or Tehama County Fire Station. Permits are issued free of charge.

As a reminder, always have a minimum 10 foot clearance down to bare mineral soil around all burn piles, have a shovel and a water source available, and an adult present during burning. Failure to follow these simple precautions may result in a citation and fines. For further information go to .