Glen Ellen Fire Protection District

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To report an emergency 
   from a land line dial 9-1-1
For fire/medical emergency
   from a cell phone call            707 576-1365
For  law enforcement 
   from a cell phone call
   707 565-2121

Safety Prevention and Information

Burn Permits
The 2012 -2013 winter burn season is officially over.

Burning is not allowed until the beginning of the next fire season and a burn permit is required. The opening of the burn season is normally in mid-November but the actual date is determined by the amount of rainfall received and varies from year to year.

The procedure for obtaining a burn permit during the non-fire season is as follows:

Step 1)  A Bay Area Quality Management District Burn Permit is required for any brush burning.  This permit is called Notification Form C and can be requested by calling 415 749-4600.  This form is also available online at www.baaqmd.gov/forms.aspx under the catagory "Hazard Reduction Fires."  Or you may download the form here.  Complete the form and fax it to BAQM.

Step 2)  Call BAQM at 800 792-0787 after 3 PM the day prior to the burn to see if burning is permitted in our area.  This will be a recorded message.

Step 3)  On the day of the burn you must notify the Sonoma County fire officials at 707 565-1700 that you will be burning.  They will require your location and a contact number.

Brush should be dried a minimum of 60 days before burning so that it does not create excessive smoke.  Follow the rules in the permit or you may be cited and fined $1000 per infraction.  If your burning spreads out of control and damages someone else's property you may be held liable.

Burn Safely
  • Make sure you have adequate clearance to any surrounding vegetation
  • Have water available 
  • Do not make your brush piles to large as they will be difficult to control