Burn Suspension Still in Effect (Please No Fires!)

public informationPress release from Cal Fire:

The CAL FIRE Humboldt – Del Norte Unit would like to remind the public that the burn suspension remains in effect. Despite recent cooler weather along the Northcoast, the risk of a vegetation fire in our wildlands and urban interface remains high.

Burning during the suspension can result in enforcement action under Health and Safety and Public Resource Codes. Additional civil and criminal charges apply if a fire escapes your control, burns another property or for burning non-approved combustibles*. Burning during the suspension increases fire hazard and generates 911 calls requiring local resources to investigate. Fire department personnel, and volunteer firefighters leave work and home behind to respond to these burdensome calls thus limiting the availability of resources for other emergency incidents throughout the county.

CAL FIRE and the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (NCUAQMD) will notify the public when the burn ban is lifted.

*For burn permit or questions about non-approved combustibles, contact the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District at www.ncuaqmd.org or by calling (707) 443-3093.

Visit www.fire.ca.gov and www.readyforwildfire.org for wildfire information and safety.



  • Hope the trash burners on Lundbar Hills read this. We are tired of your stink!!!!!

  • When I first moved to the town of Mckinleyville, it was always draped in a thin haze of smoke from the constant burning of garbage, baby diapers were the fuel of choice back then (1985). Garbage collection was limited to dragging it out to the burn barrel. Things have improved since then.

  • This is no time to burn, for me it is yard waste, definitely not garbage, put it in a pile, wait until enough rain has happened, generally November. Have a responsible burn day

  • Oh, remember to clear the area, four foot by four foot with a permit

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