The Tehama Glenn Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the Tehama County Fire Department want to remind residents burn permits are now required in the unincorporated areas of Tehama County, except in the Capay Fire District, and will be required until the burn suspension goes into effect.
Burn permits are also now required for residents within the Corning city limits. Residents should check with their local fire officials for burning restrictions within the Capay Fire District. 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 this year’s burn suspension goes in to effect.
For burn day information, call Tehama County Air Pollution Control District at 527-3717 prior to burning in Tehama County.
Tehama County burn hours for residential burning are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and must be completely out by 5 p.m. Burn hours for agricultural orchard waste is 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Burn hours for field crops is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For agricultural burning of pruning’s and vegetative waste, the burn hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For field crops the burn hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 15.
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 https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/ 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 www.readyforwildfire.org.