With 2020 starting out with February being the driest month since the 1850’s in California, warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying out the annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning for the higher elevations of eastern Tehama County, which includes the communities of Mineral, Childs Meadows, Deer Creek, and Mill Creek. This suspension takes effect Wednesday July 1, 2020 and suspends all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves. The residential burn permit suspension went into effect for the rest of Tehama County and the State Responsibility Areas (SRA) of Glenn County June 22, 2020. Residents should check with their local fire officials for burning restrictions in the Capay Fire District, Corning city limits, or if they live in portions of Glenn County that are not in the SRA. Burning is not allowed within the City of Red Bluff.
- View full Press Release: 2020 Eastern Tehama County Burn Suspension News Release