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Cal Fire lifts burn permit suspensions in Napa, Solano, Sonoma counties

Cal Fire officials have lifted the suspensions on burn permits for six counties in Northern California, including Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties.

The suspension was canceled Tuesday for those counties as well as for Colusa, Lake and Yolo counties, due to cooler temperatures and higher humidity.

Cal Fire Sonoma Lake Napa Unit Chief Shana Jones said those who possess valid Cal Fire and air quality burn permits can now resume burning on permissible burn days.

Until peak fire season officially ends, burn piles larger than 4 feet by 4 feet or broadcast burns must be inspected by Cal Fire prior to ignition. People should contact their local Cal Fire station to request an inspection.

Prior to burning, Cal Fire reminds residents that they must verify whether it is a permissive burn day, which can be done by calling corresponding county offices at the phone numbers listed below:

  • Colusa County: Colusa County Air Pollution Control District, (530) 458-0581
  • Lake County: Lake County Air Quality Management District, (707) 263-7000
  • Solano County: Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, (530) 757-3660
  • Northern Sonoma County: Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District, (707) 433-5911
  • Southern Sonoma and Napa counties: Bay Area Air Quality Management District, (415) 749-5000
  • Yolo County: Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, (530) 757-3660

For more information about how to obtain a Cal Fire burn permit, visit

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