RESIDENTIAL BURN PERMITS REQUIRED MAY 1, 2020
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 Friday May 1, 2020 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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Tehama Glenn Unit and the Tehama County Fire Department is changing the way burn permits will be issued at CAL FIRE and Tehama County Fire Stations. Burn permits may be obtained:
• Online at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/. Applicants can access the website to obtain a burn permit which involves watching a short educational video and submitting an application. The process provides the necessary information needed to conduct the burn safely, while minimizing the chance for fire escape. Permits must be printed, signed, and on hand while burning. Permits are valid for the calendar year in which they are issued and must be reissued annually on or after January 1st of each year.
• Residents without internet access can call the Tehama Glenn Unit Headquarters at
(530) 528-5199 or the nearest CAL FIRE or TCFD fire station. Personnel will take down your information and mail you the permit. Permit must be signed to be valid.
• Permits are issued free of charge.
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 Tehama County check with Tehama County Air Pollution Control District for areas that burn barrels are allowed. Burn barrels are not allowed in Glenn County.
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 www.readyforwildfire.org .
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