The burn permit suspension in Tehama County has been lifted, reported Cal Fire Tehama Glenn Unit.

Unit Chief Christine Thompson said those who possess current and valid agricultural or residential burn permits can now burn on permissible burn days. CalFire burn permits will be required for both types of burns through the end of the fire season.

Agricultural burns must be inspected by CalFire prior to burning, and inspections may be required for other types of burns as well. This can be verified by contacting the Tehama County Air Quality Management District, 527-3717.

Thompson said that while cooler temperatures have helped to diminish the threat of wildfire, the area is still following a five-year drought period and property owners and residents must use caution while conducting debris burns or agricultural burns by following all guidelines and maintaining control of the fire at all times. Those who allow a fire to escape control or burn onto a neighbor’s property can be held civilly and criminally liable for damages.

Residents wishing to burn must verify it is a permissible burn day prior to burning. Burn day status can be determined by calling Tehama County Air Pollution at 527-3717. Burning hours in Tehama County are 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Burn permits can be obtained at the CalFire/Tehama County Fire District Red Bluff Headquarters or the District Office in Corning at 988 Colusa St.

Burn barrels are not legal in Tehama County except for residents of Flournoy, Mill Creek and Platina.  

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