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 within the State Responsibility
Area of Shasta and Trinity Counties. This suspension takes effect May 16, 2022 and bans all residential
outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves.
While outdoor burning of landscape debris by homeowners is no longer allowed, CAL FIRE is asking
residents to take that extra time to prepare your home for wildfire by creating defensible space and
hardening your home ahead of wildfires.
Here are some tips to help prepare homes and property:
• Clear all dead and or dying vegetation 100 feet from around all structures.
• Landscape with fire resistant plants and non-flammable ground cover.
• Find alternative ways to dispose of landscape debris like chipping or hauling it to a biomass
energy or green waste facility.
The department may issue restricted temporary burning permits if there is an essential reason due to
public health and safety. Agriculture, land management, fire training, and other industrial-type burning
may proceed if a CAL FIRE official inspects the burn site and issues a special permit.
The suspension of burn permits for residential landscape debris does not apply to campfires within
organized campgrounds or on private property. Campfires may be permitted if the campfire is maintained in such a manner as to prevent its spread to the wildland. A valid campfire permit is required and can be obtained online at www.ReadyForWildfire.org.
For additional information on how to create Defensible Space, Home Hardening, Evacuation Planning
and how to be prepared for wildfires, as well as tips to prevent wildfires,
Please see full News Release: BURN PERMITS SUSPENDED SPRING 22