When can I burn?

Burning is allowed only on a burn day and in those areas of Placer County that allow burning. For the Greater Auburn Area (within 12 miles) or for all cell phones, call 530-889-6868 or for all other areas of Placer County (land lines only), call 800-998-BURN (2876) toll-free.

It is the policy of the Air District that some holidays are no burn days in Placer County. If you live next to a school, daycare, playground, ball field, etc, consider burning only when children or students are not present. On days when the fire danger is increased, the Air District works very closely with local fire officials to include their information in the burn day message.

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1. Is residential backyard burning allowed in Placer County?
2. Do I need a burn permit?
3. What can be burned?
4. When can I burn?
5. What are the different drying times for vegetation?
6. Are there any areas of Placer County with burning restrictions?
7. Are there any alternatives to burning in Placer County?
8. What are some of the materials that are illegal to burn?
9. Can I use a burn barrel/container?