Backyard burning season is opening for the City of Redding, as well as for the Shasta and Eastern Trinity County Unit of Cal-Fire. Residents may begin burning Thursday and any designated burn day for the next 30 days. The season will extend into December to give people a full 30 days to get rid of their piles. Any greenwaste that fits should be stuffed into greenwaste containers, and if requested the city will provide an extra can. Those who burn piles in Redding and in the Buckeye District need to print a permit from reddingfire.org. There’s no charge for the permit, but it must be filled out and in hand while burning. It allows for a burn pile of up to 4 feet. Those burning larger piles of up to 10 feet need to get a $16 permit by calling the fire department at 225-4141. Those piles need inspections before they’re lit. Burn piles must contain only clean dry vegetation such as branches, leaves, pine needles, and yard clippings. A 10-foot diameter area should be scraped down to bare soil. A shovel and water supply should always be near at hand and burning or smoldering piles should never be left unattended. Fires can be ignited between 10AM and 3PM and must be out by 5PM. Burn days are determined daily by county air quality officials, and left on a recording after 9:15AM at 224-8777. Until the declared end of fire season, those in the Cal-Fire jurisdiction must have a permit, available at burnpermit.fire.ca.gov. burning in Tehama and Glenn Counties may begin on Monday.