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Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Burn Permit Suspension Ends November 2nd


Effective Monday, November 2nd, 2015 at 8:00 am, the burn permit suspension in Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE Unit Chief, Dave Junette is formally cancelling the burn permit suspension.

While cooler temperatures have helped to diminish the threat of wildfire, our area is still in the fourth year of a serious drought. Property owners and residents are asked to use caution while conducting debris or agriculture burns. Always use caution when burning, follow all guidelines provided, and maintain control of the fire at all times.

Individuals can be held civilly and/or criminally liable for allowing a fire to escape their control and/or burn onto neighboring property.

Residents wishing to burn MUST verify it is a permissive burn day prior to burning by calling their local Air Quality Management District.

Pile Burning Requirements
•Only dry, natural vegetative material such as leaves, pine needles and tree trimmings may be burned.
•The burning of trash, painted wood or other debris is not allowed.
•Do NOT burn on windy days.
•Piles should be no larger than four feet in diameter and in height. You can add to pile as it burns down.
•Clear a 10 foot diameter down to bare soil around your piles.
•Have a shovel and a water source nearby.
•An adult is required to be in attendance of the fire at all times.

Safe residential pile burning of forest residue by landowners is a crucial tool in reducing fire hazards. State, Federal and Local land management and fire agencies will also be utilizing this same window of opportunity to conduct prescribed burns aimed at improving forest health on private and public lands.

For more information on burning, visit the CAL FIRE website at www.fire.ca.gov.

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