Rural Cleaner Burn

Rural landowners may also make use of Cleaner Burn strategies to reduce smoke and eliminate biomass effectively but during certain times of the year, when fire danger is high, rural debris burning of dead vegetation is unsafe.

Homeowners should always check with their local CAL FIRE station and local air quality management agency before burning.

Even if your county is marked as “burning allowed” on the burn status page, you must still verify that it is a permissive burn day in your area by contacting your local air quality management agency. Contact information will be printed on your permit, or may be found on the State Air Resources Board website.

All outdoor burning must be conducted in such a way as to prevent the smoke from creating a smoke nuisance. Burning wet materials or burning in large quantities produces smoke that lingers and can offend people in addition to significantly affecting air quality.

For questions on rural burns please contact a member of the Fire Safe Council