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CAL FIRE announces lift of burn suspension starting Nov. 27.

CAL FIRE has announced that starting on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 8 a.m., the residential burn suspension in Butte County will be lifted.

Posted: Nov 26, 2019 4:20 PM
Updated: Nov 26, 2019 6:14 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - CAL FIRE has announced that starting on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 8 a.m., the residential burn suspension in Butte County will be lifted.

CAL FIRE Butte County Fire Chief David Hawks announced he is formally cancelling the burn suspension. Also the burn permit suspension in Tehama County and the state responsibility areas of Glenn county will be lifted.

"While the upcoming rainfall and cooler temperatures will help to diminish the threat of wildfire, property owners are asked to use caution while conducting dooryard burning," CAL FIRE announced in a press release. "Property owners are urged to follow all guidelines 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 burn onto neighbouring property."

Residents wishing to burn must verify it's a permissive burn day prior to burning, CAL FIRE said.

Before burning in Butte County, residents must call the Butte County Air Quality Management District at 530-332-9407, or toll-free at 855-332-9407, or at the following website, CLICK HERE.

However, burning in the Town of Paradise remains suspended.

CAL FIRE has announced requirments for pile burning; only dry, natural vegetative material like leaves, pine needles, and tree trimmings may be burned.

Slash piles due to tree removal require an inspection and permit prior to burning.

Drying times apply for the burning of vegetative waste. The burning of trash, painted wood or other debris is not allowed.

Piles should be no larger than four feet in diameter and in height. Clear a 10 foot diameter down to bar soil around your piles.

If burning on a lot less than one acre in size, all open fires should be located more than 25 feet from the nearest occupied dwelling on any adjacent parcel. An adult is required to be in attendance for the duration of the fire. Have a shovel and a water source nearby.

For information on burning regulations, CLICK HERE.

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