SHASTA COUNTY, Calif - Starting Monday, June 3, at 8 a.m. debris-pile burning will no longer be allowed within Redding city limits and parts of Shasta County.
Usually by this time of the year debris burning would have already stopped, but due to the busy season, this area has seen firefighters give the community a little extra time to clean up.
People who are caught burning on their properties could receive a fine.
“You can be cited either an administrative cite or a criminal cite by the city of Redding Fire Department. You can incur fines associated with that. It’s roughly in the couple thousand dollar range,” said Redding Fire Inspector Mike Ham.
The Redding Fire Department says they understand some people may still need to clean up debris on their property and have come up with a few ideas to help.
“There are chippers you can rent that can chip up the debris that you cut or collect and you can also haul it away to the City of Redding Solid Waste Facility and get rid of the fuels there,” Ham said.
Authorities said people can also hire a company to clean up their properties.
The City of Redding Fire Department said they have a list available of trusted contractors which can be accessed by calling the department at 530-225-4141.