Cal-Fire Burn Permit Requirements:                       Is today a BURN DAY?  CALL:   707-443-7665

 Effective October 25, 2018                                              Cal Fire:   (707) 725-4413

 Humboldt and Del Norte                                          Kneeland Fire:   (707) 442-3252

 October 25, 2018                                                          IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL  911

 Humboldt, Del Norte, and Western Trinity Counties Burn Permit Suspension Lifted



Effective October 25, 2018 at 8:00 A.M, Kurt McCray, Unit Chief of the CAL FIRE Humboldt- Del Norte Unit is formally terminating the burn permit suspension for Humboldt,

Del Norte, and Western Trinity Counties. Chief McCray is not lifting the Fire Season designation at this time and advises that CAL FIRE permits are still required. CAL FIRE inspections may be required for large burns. A Standard or Non-Standard burn permit from the North Coast Unified AQMD is required year-round for all outdoor burning.

CAL FIRE will require Non-Standard burn permit holders to obtain CAL FIRE burn permits until the end of fire season. Improved weather conditions and cooler temperatures have begun 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 at all times. 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 have a burn permit and verify it is a permissive burn day prior to burning by contacting the North Coast Unified AQMD at (877) BURN DAY.

Burn permits are required year round by the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (NCUAQMD). NCUAQMD burn permits can be obtained on-line at, in-person at 707 L Street, Eureka M-F 9 to Noon & 1-4, or by calling (707) 443-3093


Kneeland Fire Protection District;

If you are going to burn, and are within the Kneeland fire district as a courtesy to avoid un-necessary responses. We ask residents please notify Kneeland Fire Protection District 707-442-3252 to advise KFPD of any NON-STANDARD or commercial burn scheduled at least two days before burning.

Pile Burning Requirements:

  • Only dry, natural vegetative material such as leaves, pine needles and tree trimmings may be burned.
  • 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.
  • Have a shovel and a water source nearby.
  • An adult is required to be in attendance of the fire at all times.

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