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Monday, November 1, 2010

Burn Ban Lifted / Peak Fire Season Ends in Shasta County, Trinity County

Burn Ban Lifted / Peak Fire Season Ends
Redding – Effective Monday, October 25th, 2010 at 8 a.m., restrictions on open
burning will be lifted.

Burn permits will be required in Trinity County by the North Coast Air Quality Management District. In Shasta County, burn permits will be required by CAL FIRE between October 25th and October 31st, 2010.

All burning with the exception of dooryard debris burns, require an additional permit
from the Shasta County Air Quality Management District. Shasta County AQMD
permits issued for November 1st are valid beginning October 25th.

In the CAL FIRE Shasta – Trinity Unit / Shasta County Fire Department jurisdiction, permits
for dooryard burning will not be required after November 1st.
The burn ban for the areas within the City of Redding and the Buckeye Fire Protection District remains in effect until November 1st.

For permit information or applications, contact your local fire jurisdiction, Shasta County AQMD at 225-5674 or North Coast AQMD at (707) 443-3093. North Coast AQMD is also available on the web at

The City of Redding Fire Department can be contacted at 530-225-4150.

Residents wishing to burn will still need to check the burn day status in all areas.
Trinity County Burn Day Information is available at 1-866-287-6329.
Shasta County Burn Day Information is available at 530-224-8777 or 1-800-411-8728.
With the end of peak fire season approaching, now is time to think about fire
safety around the home and start making plans to achieve defensible space around

CAL FIRE Unit Chief Doug Wenham would like to remind everyone to begin by checking inside your home for fire hazards, and to prepare and practice escape plans should a fire occur. Making plans to, or doing preliminary brush clearing or fuel modifications this winter will help residents obtain their defensible space prior to the next peak fire season.

For more information on how to make your home safe inside and out, contact your
local fire department or the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
(CAL FIRE) at 530-225-2418.

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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