Friday, July 7, 2017

Open burning closed for Fire Season

Debris burning, including burn barrels, is prohibited on lands inside Oregon Department of Forestry's Central Oregon District. Escaped and rekindled burns account for a significant portion of the human caused fires each year within the District. The intent of banning open fires is to eliminate this potential during fire season when fire danger is high and the risk of rapid spread is increased.  Firefighting resources working to put out preventable human caused fires contributes to long term fatigue and could prevent firefighters from being able to respond in a timely manner to lightning fires.  These preventable fires also increase unnecessary exposure and risk to our firefighters.

If you have questions regarding open burning during fire season please contact your local ODF office or rural fire department.