As of 12:01 a.m. on June 1, 2018 open burning, including burn barrels is prohibited on lands protected by the Central Oregon District within the John Day and Prineville Units. This includes lands in Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Lake, Grant, Wheeler, Gillliam, Morrow, Umatilla, and Harney counties.
Burning in barrels with a valid permit is allowed in The Dalles Unit which includes portions of Wasco and Hood River counties. Debris pile burning is prohibited. Effective July 1, 2018 all burning, including burn barrels will be prohibited.