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Cal-Fire: Burn Permits Required After May 1st in Lassen, Plumas and Modoc

calfire2Effective Thursday, May 1st, 2014 the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s Lassen – Modoc – Plumas unit will require dooryard burn permits for residential burning within Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Counties

Burning permits are required from May 1st, 2014 to midnight June 30th, 2014 for all residential burning on State Responsibility Area Lands.

Burning can only be done on permissive burn days. To find out if it is a permissive burn day, contact your local Air Pollution Control District

Lassen County – (530) 257-2876 or 257-BURN

Modoc County – (530) 233-6401 or (530) 640-2900

Plumas County –
• Portola: (530) 832-4528 Quincy: (530) 283-3602
• Greenville: (530) 284-6520 Chester: (530) 258-2588

At midnight June 30, 2014, a burning suspension will go into effect until the end of the declared fire season or until lifted by the Unit Chief.

• Only natural vegetative material such as leaves, pine needles and tree trimmings may be burned
• Household garbage may NOT be burned
• Do not burn on windy days
• You cannot burn in a burn barrel unless you have received authorization from your APCD

Burning can only be done during permissive times.
Burn hours for Lassen County are: 

  • May 1, 2014 through May 31, 2014 – Open Hours
  • June 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014 – 5 a.m. to Noon

Burn hours for Modoc County are:

  • May 1, 2014 through May 31, 2014 – Open Hours
  • June 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014 – 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.

Burn hours for Plumas County are:

  • May 1, 2014 through May 31, 2014 – Open Hours
  • June 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014 – 5 a.m. to 11 a.m.

You must have a signed permit in your possession while you are burning and you are responsible for maintaining control of your fire at all times.

Possession of a permit does not protect you if your burn escapes. You are still liable for any suppression costs.

If a burn escapes your control, you should seek help immediately. Wildfires can spread very quickly. A fast response from the fire department can reduce suppression cost considerably. Remember, you may be billed for suppression costs, so the sooner you seek help the better the outcome may be.

Simple common sense can greatly reduce the chance of an escape. If you don’t feel it’s safe to conduct a burn, then don’t.

The lack of precipitation this winter may necessitate an early burn suspension. Please keep informed about burn restrictions by visiting our website at www.fire.ca.gov/lmu under “Hot Topics”.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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