Schell-Vista Fire Department

Burn Information

Open Burning

In District Burn:

Anyone wanting to burn must now pay a fee. SVFD has nothing to do with the fee, all questions should be directed to Bay Area Air Quality.

  1. Go to http://www.baaqmd.gov/permits/open-burn and follow the directions.
  2. Contact REDCOM burn line at 707-565-1700
  3. On the planned burn day, call the 24-Hour Burn Day Hotline at 800-792-0787 prior to burning to determine if it is a burn day. This area falls under the Northern District. If located in the SRA, which would be anywhere in the hills surrounding Sonoma, a permit from CAL-FIRE must be obtained.

Out of District (SRA):

CAL-FIRE Petaluma Station
655 Lohrman Lane
Petaluma Ca, 94952
707-762-6262

Guidelines:

  1. Burns shall not be started before 10am or after 3pm
  2. Fire must be completely extinguished by sundown
  3. 30ft clearance around burn pile
  4. Material must be dried 60-90 days prior to burning
  5. No processed lumber
  6. Person setting fire must be present at ALL times
  7. No accelerant can be used at ANY point
  8. It is recommended that a water source is present

In the event of an escaped fire, all suppression costs will be billed to the responsible party.