Cal Fire to suspend burn permits in eastern Tehama County

Cal Fire is suspending burn permits in eastern Tehama County starting July 1 due to extremely dry conditions.

Posted: Jun 25, 2020 11:18 AM
Updated: Jun 25, 2020 11:21 AM

TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif. - Cal Fire officials announced Thursday it is suspending all burn permits starting July 1, for outdoor residential burning for the higher elevations of eastern Tehama County due to extremely dry conditions.

The suspension for higher elevations of eastern Tehama County includes the communities of Mineral, Childs Meadows, Deer Creek, and Mill Creek. It suspends all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves.

The residential burn permit suspension went into effect for the rest of Tehama County and the State Responsibility Areas of Glenn County on June 22, according to Cal Fire. Residents should check with their local fire officials for burning restrictions in the Capay Fire District, Corning, or if they live in portions of Glenn County that are not in the SRA.

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Burning is also not allowed within the City of Red Bluff, Cal Fire crews said.

“The last few years saw devastating reminder’s that the public cannot let their guard down. Together, we must continue to adapt and evolve to be able to withstand the intensity of these fires, keeping in mind, that the only way to mitigate the damage they cause is through prevention and preparation,” said Chief Thom Porter, CAL FIRE director.

While outdoor burning of landscape debris by homeowners is no longer allowed, Cal Fire said it’s asking residents to take that extra time to ensure that they are prepared for wildfires by maintaining a minimum of 100 feet of Defensible Space around every home and building on their property and being prepared to evacuate if the time comes.

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