The suspension of agricultural and residential burning will be lifted Monday in Cal-Fire’s Shasta-Trinity Unit, as well as the Tehama-Glenn Unit. Permits are required until the declared end of fire season, but they’re free. They can be obtained at burnpermit.fire.ca.gov. The Cities of Redding, Anderson and Shasta Lake will likely lift their bans on backyard burning on the first of November, but that announcement has not yet been made. A permit must be in hand while burning. The ground should be scraped to the dirt ten feet around and a shovel and water supply should always be at hand. Burn piles cannot be left unattended, and they can be no larger than 4 feet wide and 4 feet high. Shasta County burn day information is available by calling 224-8777. Tehama County burn day status is available by calling 527-3717. In Glenn County it’s (800) 446-2876. Information on safe burning is at fire.ca.gov.