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emergency, dial 911.
What is a Burn Day?
Burn days are designated by the California Air Resources Board
(ARB). Each day the ARB examines weather patterns to predict
whether the smoke from fires will dissipate safely. If the answer
is yes, the ARB declares that day a burn day. Information is then
relayed to Yolo-Solano AQMD [YSAQMD] & local fire agencies.
Whom do I Contact to be able to Burn?
Contact your local fire department regarding local fire
permits required for residential burning or the Yolo-Solano AQMD
for Agricultural burning.
Most of the VFPD is under the Yolo-Solano Air Quality
Management District (see
What is Residential Burning?
(general cleaning of yard waste from property)
Burning is the open burning of yard wastes by household residents.
residential burning of green waste includes dry weeds, plant
prunings, shrubbery, tree trimmings and branches.
Burning may occur only between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5
Do not start a new burn after 3 p.m., or place additional
material to an existing fire.
All green waste materials must be dry (extra precautions
must be taken to account for moisture from recent rains) & free
of trash or dirt.
Green waste must originate on the property where burning
Burns may not cause a nuisance with smoke and ash to
Have a 30' cleared firebreak around burn pile to prevent
escaping, clear of all structures and overhanging trees.
Control burn must be attended by at least one adult at all
Have a water source, shovel, and hoe nearby just in case.
Burning is the responsibility of the permittee -- violations
and escapes may result in citations and suppression costs.
Burning household garbage, trash, lumber, & construction
material is illegal. Other means of disposal must be made.
To obtain a Residential Burn Permit, stop in at our office to
obtain your burn permit. Residential Burn Permits are issued from
November through April. If drought or weather conditions warrant,
permits may start being issued later and end earlier.
(cleaning of yard waste from a producing orchard or field,
To obtain an AG Burn Permit, contact
Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District
1947 Galileo Ct., Suite 103
Davis, CA 95618
(530) 757-3650 or (800) 287-3650
FAX (530) 757-3670
When May I Burn?
The hours during which you may burn depend on the permit issued
by your local fire agency or the YSAQMD. Burning is allowed only
on declared burn days.
I need an inspection for a business
Call 447-2252 to schedule an inspection and inspection may
be done within 5 business days.
We would like to schedule a tour of the Fire Station.
Tours of the Fire Station may be scheduled by calling
707-447-2252, during normal business hours. We request that tours
be scheduled in advance. To assist in scheduling, please have the
following information available:
We can also come to you. If you would like a firefighter to
speak to a group of children or adults regarding fire safety call
707-447-2252 during normal business hours to set up a meeting.
Where can I get my Fire Extinguisher serviced?
There are several businesses listed in the phone book (yellow
pages) under “Fire Extinguishers”
I need to request a
fire or other incident report.
There is a $7.00 service fee for report copies. Date, time
and location of the incident is needed before we can process
No Answer: I've been calling, but no one is
in the office.
If you have an emergency, hang up and dial 911.
Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00
p.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F. The District has one Administrative
Assistant; should the Administrative Assistant be at the
copy machine, fax machine, handling another call or in a
meeting, the call will go to voice mail. Please leave a
message, and she will return your call as soon as possible.
My neighbor has dry weeds that are a fire hazard. What can
be done to make them take care of the weeds?
Contact the Prevention Bureau for information 447-2252. If
they are unavailable leave a call back number and they will
Weed Abatement is a clearance of 100’ around all
structures or to the property line if less than 100’.