​DAILY OUTDOOR BURN STATUS FOR EL DORADO COUNTY 
Monday, December 10th
​WEST SLOPE: BURN DAY
SOUTH LAKE ​TAHOE: BURN DAY
Tuesday, December 11thWEST SLOPE: BURN DAY
SOUTH LAKE ​TAHOE: BURN DAY


AN EDC AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT IS ALWAYS REQUIRED FOR PILES LARGER THAN 4'X4'


Burn day information is always available and updated daily on the:

AQMD Facebook,

AQMD Twitter,

Or by telephone:

Western El Dorado County (530) 621-5897 or (866) 621-5897

Lake Tahoe (530) 621-5842 or (888) 332-2876


Outdoor Burning

In El Dorado County, outdoor burning is limited to the burning of dry vegetation, originating from the property on which it is burned. The "Burn Day / No Burn Day" requirements only apply to outdoor burning in El Dorado County. If your burn pile exceeds 4 feet by 4 feet, a free Burn Permit is required from the Air District (application link below). A burn permit may also be required by your local fire agency or CalFIRE. Check with your local fire district if your pile is smaller than 4 x 4 (Fire District Map and contact links below)

Currently, there are no restrictions on burning in fireplaces, woodstoves, and pellet stoves within El Dorado County except to burn ONLY dry wood or pellets. BURN BARRELS ARE PROHIBITED. (View the Air Toxic Control Measure banning burn barrels statewide here.)

In conjunction with the local fire districts, the Calif. Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and the Air Resource Board, the Air Quality Management District regulates "burn" and "no burn" days. Please check to make sure today is a burn day before you burn .

Burn Violators Online Training Course

Other Information & Links


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