Outdoor burning permitted in Butte County this weekend

Feb 15, 2014 12:09 PM

Today, February 15, 2014 and tomorrow, February 16, 2014 are permissive burn days in all areas of Butte County where burning is allowed by local ordinance.

Before you burn make sure that you are aware of the requirements in your area. Fire agency permits are required until further notice and you must follow the requirements listed on your burn permit.

Cal Fire would like to remind everyone of the following burn guidelines:

Burning hours are 6:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Do not burn on windy days.

Burn only clean, dry, vegetative waste such as leaves, pine needles, and yard clippings.

Drying times apply for the burning of vegetative waste. Contact the BCAQMD for more information.

Piles can be no larger than four feet in diameter and four feet high.

Provide a 10 foot, bare mineral soil perimeter around the burn pile.

If burning on a lot less than one acre in size, all open fires should be located more than twenty-five (25) feet from the nearest occupied dwelling on any adjacent parcel.

Keep a water source handy such as a charged garden hose.

Property owners can be held civilly and criminally liable if a fire escapes their control and/or burns onto a neighboring property.

More information is provided on the District’s outdoor residential burn day status line at (530) 538-7888. If you would like more information regarding burn day status contact the Air Quality Management District at (530) 332-9400.


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