For Residential Tumble Weed Burning:
A Burn Permit must be obtained from the nearest Fire Station. The permit is good for a year. The day prior to burning you need to call the local station and let them know that you intend to burn (be placed on the Burn List). You must also verify that it is a burn day via the burn forecast.
For Agricultural Burning:
An Agricultural Burn Permit is issued from Fire Station 129, Division Headquarters, 42110 6th Street West, Lancaster, (661) 948-7271.
The permit it is good for a year. The day prior to burning you need to call the local station and let them know that you intend to burn (be placed on the Burn List). You also need to verify with the AVAQMD that it is a burn day. You may find that information on our website or by calling (661) 723-8070 ext. 26.
Controlled Burn Forecast:
The controlled burn forecast is provided by ARB's Prescribed Fire Information Reporting System. The Antelope Valley AQMD is within the Mojave Desert Air Basin for forecasting purposes.
Local Fire Station Information:
Please click here to view contact information for local fire stations. Battalion's 11 and 17 serve the Antelope Valley. If you would like to look for additional fire stations, you can do so from the Los Angeles County Services Map.
Useful Smoke and Fire Documents:
- Ten Tips for Safer, Cleaner Fireplace Burning
- American Lung Association: Tips to Protect your Lungs
- ARB Wood Burning Handbook
- ARB Agricultural Burning Handbook
- List of EPA Certified Wood Burning Stoves
- EPA - Best Burn Practices
- AVAQMD Rule 444 - Open Outdoor Fires
Wildfire Smoke Information