From CAL Fire 1/18/14


Willits – Due to continued dry conditions throughout the County,  CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit Chief Christopher P. Rowney advises Burning Permits are required prior to ANY outdoor burning on State Responsibility Lands (SRA) in Mendocino County effective 12:01 AM Monday, January 20, 2014.

In addition, the lack of rainfall in Mendocino County has resulted in unusual fire hazard conditions that require a suspension of burning on SRA lands until those conditions are abated by a significant change in weather and fuel moisture.

Burning Permits may be obtained at CAL FIRE’s Howard Forest Headquarters office Monday through Friday   8 AM to 5 PM.  Additionally, permits may be obtained from 8 AM to 5 PM at the following CAL FIRE locations.  Not all CAL FIRE Stations are staffed seven days a week; please contact your local Station to assure staffing will be available to assist you.  Please remember that the permits are suspended until fire hazard conditions are abated and the suspension is lifted.

CAL FIRE Location Phone
Boonville Station 895-3323
Covelo Station 983-6499
Howard Forest Station 459-7413
Fort Bragg Station 964-5673
Leggett Station 925-6414
Point Arena  Station 882-2151
Ukiah Station 462-7448

Burning Permits can also be obtained from the following local agencies (Note: the following agencies only issue permits within their respective districts):  Laytonville, Little Lake (Willits), Redwood Valley-Calpella and Brooktrails Fire Departments Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM.

CAL FIRE reminds everyone that it is their individual responsibility to use fire safely and to prevent fires.  Visit for more information on how to prepare for and prevent wildfires.

Anyone with question about this declaration is urged to contact the nearest CAL FIRE facility.

Outdoor Burning Suspended