Yreka, Ca- The CAL FIRE Siskiyou Unit will require residential burn permits effective 6:00 a.m. on
Wednesday, May 1, 2024, for any type of open burning within State Responsibility Areas (SRA) of Siskiyou County.

Greg Roath, Chief of the CAL FIRE Siskiyou Unit wants to remind residents as we approach the upcoming fire season it’s important to be aware of the increased risk of wildfires and to take steps to prevent them. One of the leading causes of wildfire is escape debris burning, which is why it’s essential to follow safe practices when burning yard waste or agricultural debris. Always check the weather conditions and obtain the appropriate permit before burning, and never leave a burn pile unattended. We encourage residents to take advantage of green waste recycling programs and chipping services offered by local agencies to dispose of yard waste safely. By working together and taking proactive steps to prevent wildfires, we can keep our communities safe and protect our natural resources.

Dooryard Burning Requirements

  • Burn only dry natural vegetation such as leaves, pine needles, and tree trimmings that originated on the property. Burning household garbage is not allowed.
  • Piles should be no larger than 4-feet in diameter with 10-feet of clearance down to bare soil.
  • A responsible adult must be in attendance at all times. Fires should never be left unattended.
  • Must have a water supply available, such as charged garden hose or 5-gallon water extinguisher.
  • Prior to burning, call the Siskiyou County Air Pollution Control District at (530) 842-8123 to confirm the burn day status and any burn hour restrictions.
  • DO NOT burn on windy days.

Residents that live in the SRA must have a valid Residential Burn Permit which can be obtained on-line from the CAL FIRE Burn Permit website located at

Changing conditions may necessitate an early burn permit suspension. Please keep informed on burn permit suspensions or restrictions by contacting CAL FIRE at (530) 842-3516 or visit

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