Just because it’s November on Thursday, that doesn’t mean it’s OK to fire up the backyard burn piles. Redding Fire Department is suspending the start of burning season due to the lack of rain. The ban will continue until the fire chief declares an end to fire season. When burning does become legal in Redding, burn permits will still be required, but they’re free. A permit is required to be in hand when burning because it makes it more likely that people will at least read the rules. The burn ban has also been extended for areas under Cal-Fire protection in the Shasta-Trinity Unit.