Due to Fire Danger, Until Further Notice:
Western El Dorado County: No Burn Day
Lake Tahoe: No Burn Day
Burn day information is also available by telephone and updated daily.
Western El Dorado County (530) 621-5897 or (866) 621-5897
Lake Tahoe (888) 332-2876
In El Dorado County, outdoor burning is limited to the burning of dry vegetation, originating from the property on which it is burned. The "Burn Day / No Burn Day" requirements only apply to outdoor burning in El Dorado County. If your burn pile exceeds 4 feet by 4 feet, a free Burn Permit is required from the Air District (application link below). A burn permit may also be required by your local fire agency or CalFIRE. Check with your local fire district if your pile is smaller than 4 x 4 (Fire District Map and contact links below)
Currently, there are no restrictions on burning in fireplaces, woodstoves, and pellet stoves within El Dorado County except to burn ONLY dry wood or pellets. BURN BARRELS ARE PROHIBITED.
In conjunction with the local fire districts, the Calif. Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and the Air Resource Board, the Air Quality Management District regulates "burn" and "no burn" days. Please check to make sure today is a burn day before you burn .
Burn Violators Online Training Course
Other Information & Links
Request for Fire Safe Council Free Chipping Service
Fire Agencies Contact Information
Map of Fire Districts
National Weather Service
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