Submitted by CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit
Auburn, CA- Effective Friday, December 8, 2023, at 8:00 AM the burn suspension in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Chief Brian Estes is formally cancelling the burn suspension and advises residents that they may resume burning on permissible burn days (Open Burning). Non-residential air quality burn permits may be required, contact your local air district for burn permits.
Cooler temperatures, higher humidity and winter weather have helped to begin to diminish the threat of wildfire. Property owners and residents are asked to use caution while conducting debris or agriculture burns, follow all guidelines provided, and maintain control of the fire always. Individuals can be held civilly and/or criminally liable for allowing a fire to escape their control and/or burn onto neighboring property.
Residents wishing to burn MUST verify it is a permissive burn day prior to burning by contacting:
Pile Burning Requirements
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 on private and public lands.
For more information on burning, visit the CAL FIRE website at www.fire.ca.gov.