Residential Burning

Other Important Information to Know Before Burning

  • All vegetation must be dry and reasonably free from dirt.
  • Before it rains, cover your burn pile with a tarp to keep it dry.
  • If your burn pile is wet, let it dry before burning.
  • Burn only that amount of vegetation that can be reasonably expected to burn within 24 hours. 
  • Avoid causing a smoke nuisance by curtailing your burning when it is drifting to neighbors or nearby businesses.
  • CAL FIRE has put together an educational fact sheet (PDF) on safety when burning vegetation.