Butte County CAL FIRE to lift burn ban on November 6


CHICO, Calif. - Effective Monday, Nov. 6, the burn suspension in Butte County will be lifted.

CAL FIRE warns that while the cooler temperatures have helped to diminish the threat to wildfire, property owners and residents are asked to use caution while burning.

There are still some rules on burning in Butte County:

Before burning in Butte County, you must call the Butte County Air Quality Management District (BCAQMD) at 332-9407 or toll free at 1-855-332-9407 or at to determine burn day status and to familiarize yourself with BCAQMD regulations for your area. Burn Hours in Biggs and Gridley are 6:00 am until 2:00 pm. Burning in the city limits of Oroville is allowed from 6:00 am until one hour before sunset with valid permit. The fall burning period for the Town of Paradise is tentatively set for November 13th through December 10th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with a valid permit. Burn hours in the remaining Butte County areas are 8:45 am until one hour before sunset.

Pile Burning Requirements:

Only dry, natural vegetative material such as leaves, pine needles and tree trimmings may be burned. Drying times apply for the burning of vegetative waste. Contact the BCAQMD for more information. The burning of trash, painted wood or other debris is not allowed. Do NOT burn on windy days. Piles should be no larger than four feet in diameter and in height. You can add to pile as it burns down. Clear a 10 foot diameter down to bare soil around your piles. If burning on a lot less than one acre in size, all open fires should be located more than 25 feet from the nearest occupied dwelling on any adjacent parcel. Have a shovel and a water source nearby. An adult is required to be in attendance of the fire at all times.

For more information on burning, call the Fire Prevention Bureau at (530) 538-7888 or visit us on the web at or

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