In a normal year, burn piles would be permitted during the month of November, but in a normal year the would be significant rains by now. For both the City of Redding and Cal-Fire jurisdictions, burn season will not begin until some good soaking rains have reduced the threat of wildfires. The Autumn prior to rainy season is the most dangerous time of the year despite cooler temperatures because everything has been losing moisture for so long. When it’s safe to open burn season, it will likely be extended to allow people time to burn piles of their accumulated yard waste. A lot of information is at readyforwildfire.org and reddingfire.org.