Burn Day Status
Burn permit holders can only burn on “Permissive Burn Days” as determined for the North Coast area. The Burn Day status is determined for each of the three burn zones within the District (Zone 1, 2, 3) - your burn zone is indicated on your air quality burn permit. For the daily Burn Day status, please call (866) 287-6329 (or 866- BURNDAY).
Valid air quality burn permits are required year-round, while CAL FIRE burn permits are only additionally required during fire season. As of May 16 th , the Shasta-Trinity CAL FIRE Unit has suspended all burning in Eastern Trinity County. CAL FIRE may issue special permits as necessary to protect public health and safety –please contact the nearest CAL FIRE office for further information. Residents in Western Trinity, Humboldt, and Del Norte County who have a Non-Standard Burn Permit in State Responsibility Areas (SRA) must contact their nearest CAL FIRE office to obtain an additional CAL FIRE LE-5 burn permit - Standard Burn Permit holders are exempt from this requirement. Please refer to your air quality burn permit for approved burns hours and restrictions.
The District’s Burn Day status determination is made on the findings of CARB's Meteorological Branch, which specifies each day of the year as a Permissive Burn Day, or a No-Burn Day for each air basin or other specified area under Title 17, California Code of Regulations. Burn day decisions are driven by air quality estimates of air quality for the next day (the decisions are made the afternoon before they are effective) and by weather conditions.