• Hazard reduction burning allows for maintaining firebreaks around buildings and structures within foothill and mountain areas.
  • This declaration is valid for pile burning only  and is not valid for broadcast or agricultural burning.
  • Ignition is authorized from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
  • For more information click here.

Important Information

Burn Permits are required for any open burn and are available through your local forestry or fire protection agency office. Please read and understand all of the conditions when accepting a burn permit.

Hazard reduction burning may be suspended at any time due to fire danger declared by local fire departments. It is your  responsibility to determine if burning has been suspended in your area. Unauthorized burning will be in direct violation of the law and violations will be cited.

Hazard Reduction Declaration

This page is updated daily by 4:30 PM.

Is hazard reduction burning authorized in my county?

Counties where the local fire agencies have declared start of fire season will remain a "NO" declaration throughout the period. Contact your local fire agency to determine if fire season has started in your area.

County Sunday
Jun 16, 2024
Jun 17, 2024
San Joaquin No No
Stanislaus No No
Merced No Above 3,000 feet only
Madera Above 3,000 feet only Above 3,000 feet only
Fresno No No
Kings No No
Tulare Above 3,000 feet only Above 3,000 feet only
Kern (SJV Air Basin portion) No No

For more information click here or call the Hazard Reduction burn line at (877) 429-2876.

For Agricultural Burning:
In the Fresno Area call (559) 227-7143 or outside the Fresno Area call (800) 665-2876.
Please call the Smoke Management System to request a burn or click here to request a burn via the web.