MENDOCINO Co., 10/04/19 — Cal Fire will lift the county-wide burn ban on Monday, October 7, which means people with residential or agricultural burn permits will be able to resume burning on approved burn days.
Cal Fire has “suspended” the burn ban due to a reduced risk of fire now that temperatures are cooler and higher humidity, and winter weather is starting up, according to the announcement. Prior to burning, one must get a permit; ag burn piles and some other burn piles will require a prior inspection. All permitted burns must occur only on approved days: you can check with the Mendocino County Air Quality Management District (MCAQMD), which sets approved burn days, at their website or by calling 707-463-4391. You can also apply for a permit at the MCAQMD’s site.
Residents are asked to follow all regulations and exercise caution, and there can be civil and criminal penalties for allowing burn piles to get out of control. Here’s all the details from Cal Fire: