Cooperative Fire Protection with CAL FIRE

Tehama County Fire Department


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, 2015 in the unincorporated areas of Tehama County, except in the Capay Fire District and will be required until the burn suspension goes into effect.  Residents should check with their local fire officials for burning restrictions within Corning and Red Bluff city limits.  As the hot and dry weather continues to dry out the surrounding vegetation making for volatile fire conditions the burn suspension could go into effect earlier than the normal June 1st cut off as it did last year. Residents who plan on conducting dooryard burning should keep this in mind and plan their dooryard burning accordingly and have it completed before the burn ban goes in to effect. 

Burn hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Tehama County. Residential debris burns must be completely out by 5 p.m.  Burn permits are for vegetation burning only. Burning of trash and the use of burn barrels is not allowed. All burn permits are issued annually and may be obtained from your local CAL FIRE or Tehama County fire station. Permits are issued free of charge.

To verify if it is a permissible burn day and for other burn information; in Tehama County call the Air Pollution Control District at (530) 527-3717.  As a reminder, always have a minimum 10 foot clearance 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.