Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE:
Effective 8:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2022, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (NEU) will require burn permits for residential burning within Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties.
Residents wishing to burn MUST verify it is a permissive burn day prior to burning. For burn day information contact your local Air Pollution Control District (APCD) or Air Quality Management District (AQMD):
Nevada County- Northern Sierra AQMD (530) 274-7928 or (530) 582-1027 or visit myairdistrict.com
Placer County- Placer County APCDAuburn area (including all cellphone users): 530-889-6868. Outside Auburn, toll-free: 800-998-BURN (2876). Placer's burn day website: http://www.placerair.org/burnday
Yuba County- Feather River AQMD (530) 741-6299
All burn permits are issued annually and may be obtained online at burnpermit.fire.ca.gov or from your local CAL FIRE Station. Permits are issued free of charge.
Safe residential pile burning of forest residue by landowners is a crucial tool in reducing fire hazards. State, Federal, and Local land management and fire agencies will also be utilizing this same window of opportunity to conduct prescribed burns aimed at improving forest health and resiliency on private and public lands.
- California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit