Is residential backyard burning allowed in Placer County?

In Placer County, residential burning is allowed, in a burn pile, at a single or two family residences under specific conditions. All burning must be done in a pile as burn barrels/containers were eliminated in 2004.

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