Tehama County Air Pollution Control District
(Webpage burn information available Monday - Friday only except holidays and office closures)
Last updated: 05/17/2013
(Available 7 days/week after 8:30 a.m. BY PHONE)
A "Commercial Agricultural Operation" is: The growing of crops or raising of fowl or animals
with the intent to sell.
Agricultural Operations require an agricultural burn permit from the Air District
BURNING WITH AN EXPIRED AG BURN PERMIT WILL RESULT IN A NOTICE OF VIOLATION
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR FIRE SAFETY PERMITS.
TODAY IS A PERMISSIVE BURN DAY IN TEHAMA COUNTY
Burn hours for orchard waste are from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Burn hours for field crops are 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Burn hours the Capay Fire District are 10:00 am – 3:00. You must leave the following information: Your Ag burn permit number, name, phone #, location by section, township and range, location by proximity to landmarks, actual burn acreage and crop type.
CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE
CONTACT: Kevin Colburn (530) 528-5124
Red Bluff – Due to current and predicted weather conditions, the Tehama-Glenn Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and the Tehama County Fire Department (TCFD) will suspend residential dooryard burning as of Monday, May 20, 2013 in the unincorporated areas of Tehama County through the end of declared fire season. The burn ban includes all areas of Tehama County with the exception of the communities of Mineral, Childs Meadows, Deer Creek, and Mill Creek. The burn ban in these areas has yet to be determined. Weather conditions will dictate when the burn ban will go into effect for these areas, and will remain in place through the end of declared fire season.
In addition, debris burning will be suspended Monday, May 20, 2013 within the State Responsibility Areas (SRA) of Glenn County. Residents should check with their local fire officials for burning restrictions in the Capay Fire District, Corning and Red Bluff city limits, or if they live in portions of Glenn County that are not in the SRA. Residential burn permits are still required until the burn ban goes into effect.
Agricultural, forest management, and other industrial type burning may proceed if an authorized fire official inspects the area and issues a special permit. Always check with Air Pollution Control to verify if it is a legal burn day prior to starting any burn. Campfires will be allowed in designated campgrounds with permission of the jurisdictional authority and with a valid campfire permit. Experience has shown that suspending burning is an effective way of preventing wildfire escapes, especially as Tehama County enters a period of hotter and drier weather. Although all fires cannot be prevented through a burning suspension, the number of fires can be significantly reduced.
In addition, CAL FIRE/TCFD reminds homeowners that this is the time they can help protect their homes and families, as well as firefighters, by providing 100 feet of defensible space around all structures. As resident’s clear dead grass and brush 100 feet from homes, how they clear their Defensible Space is just as important. Do yard maintenance with powered equipment before 10 a.m., not during the heat of the day or when the wind is blowing. Never use lawn mowers on dry grass or brush. The spark from the metal blade of a lawn mower against a rock can easily ignite a wildfire. Use a string trimmer instead. To ensure residents are ready to evacuate early and safely when wildfire strikes visit www.fire.ca.gov or www.ReadyForWildfire.org
You must leave the following information: Your Ag burn permit number, name, phone #, location by section, township and range, location by proximity to landmarks, actual burn acreage and crop type.