After a wet winter and above average snowpack, warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties. Read the full article here.
Check Burn Day Status & Secure Your Burn Permit
Residents wishing to burn must verify it is a permissive burn day before burning by contacting Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District: (530) 274-7928 and securing a burn permit online at BurnPermit.Fire.ca.gov.
Burn piles are prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire district is required in the Town of Truckee. Check with your Home Owners Association to see if burn piles are permitted in your neighborhood.
Residents are urged to take precautions while burning outdoors to prevent starting a wildfire. Escaped debris burns are a leading cause of wildfires during winter and spring.