Calfire press release:
With the changing weather conditions, the CAL FIRE Humboldt – Del Norte Unit is lifting the burn suspension effective Monday, November 9th, 2020 at 8:00 AM. Burn permits are still required.
The North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (NCUAQMD or Air Quality) requires permits year-round. The NCUAQMD regulates debris burning under two general categories:
For residents burning piles four-feet in diameter or less, only an Air Quality permit is required.
Residents wishing to burn larger piles are required to have both a Non-Standard permit from Air Quality and a CAL FIRE LE-5 permit. The LE-5 requirement for Non-Standard permit holders will continue until hazardous fire conditions are determined completely abated for the year. After this time, the NCUAQMD permits are still required.
Air Quality permits are available online at www.ncuaqmd.org. Contact your local CAL FIRE station for information on how to obtain an LE-5 permit.
Debris Burning Requirements
· ALWAYS contact Air Quality at 1-866-BURN-DAY (1-866-287-6329) to verify it is a permissive burn day prior to burning.
· DO NOT burn when windy or when strong winds are predicted.
· Only burn dry, natural vegetation such as: needles, leaves, brush, and tree trimmings.
· The burning of trash, painted wood, or other debris is not allowed.
· Debris piles should be no larger than permit allows. As a pile burns down, more material can be added.
· Maintain ten feet of clearance to bare mineral soil around piles.
· Have water and a shovel or another tool nearby.
· An adult is required to be in attendance at all times.
Residents can be held criminally and/or civilly liable for burning violations or escaped debris burns. Residents are urged to read and understand any permits prior to burning.
For more information, visit: www.fire.ca.gov or www.readyforwildfire.org