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Station 38

7061 Mt. Aukum Rd.
Somerset, CA
Office: (530)

Office Hours:
Weds. - Fri.
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Burn Day Hotline:
(530) 621-5897


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Burn permits are available at Pioneer Station 38, any Cal Fire station and El Dorado County Fire

Burn Permit Information

A Residential Burn Permit is required for a burn pile during fire season to burn debris that has originated from your property. Fire season is typically May 1st to October/November depending weather and fire conditions. Residential Burn Permits can be obtained from Pioneer Fire Station #38 during business hours.

Terms of a Residential Burn Permit

  • The permit will be valid for three fire seasons.
  • You must call the burn information line at (530) 621-5897 immediately prior to burning, even during winter months. Burn restrictions can change throughout the day.
  • Maximum pile size is 4 foot diameter.
  • The area within 10 feet of the outer edge of the pile is maintained free and clear of all flammable material and vegetation.
  • Responsible person in attendance with shovel until fire is dead out.
  • Water supply at burning site.
  • No burning shall be undertaken unless weather conditions (particularly wind) are such that burning can be considered safe.

Violations of any burning permit terms are a violation of California State law. (Public Resources Code 4421, 4422, 4423, and 4425)

Health & Safety Code 13009 states that persons who lose control of a permitted burn may be held liable for suppression costs.

Burnpile Diagram