Outdoor Burn Season in Central Oregon
Winter is coming and with the change of seasons local Fire Chiefs within Central Oregon have coordinated and opened outdoor burning. Before you get too excited and light it up like the Starks in the North, be sure you know what fire district you are in and the rules you need to be following. High winds, extended periods of dry weather and availability of fire responders can cause temporary bans on outdoor burning. Always call your local outdoor burn line before starting any outdoor fire, be mindful of weather patterns and use best burn practices, such as a “circle of safety”.
Celebrate Cannabis president, Lindsey Pate, talked with Fire Marshal Traci Cooper, of Redmond Fire and Rescue, to learn more about the differences between agricultural burns compared to non-commercial or residential burning. “Commercial Agricultural burning is often a necessary tool for farmers and it’s important to our department that we respect the needs of the farmers while promoting safe burn practices. What separates agricultural burns from other types of non-commercial burning is if the farmland in question is currently profiting off a legal farm use. It can be a bit more complex and I encourage residents to reach out to your local fire district to learn more and check out the DEQ website.”
- Alfalfa Fire District, Contact 503-910-6129 for permits.
- Bend Fire and EMS, Outdoor Burn Line, 541-322-6335
- Crook County Fire and EMS, Outdoor Burn Line, 541-447-BURN (2878)
- Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue, Outdoor Burn Line, 541-923-4633 *ALL burns require a permit.
- Jefferson County Fire District #1, Outdoor Burn Line, 541-475-1789
- La Pine Rural Fire Protection District, Outdoor Burn Line, 541-536-9056 *ALL burns require a permit.
- Redmond Fire & Rescue, Outdoor Burn Line, 541-504-5035
- Sisters Fire, Outdoor Burn Line, 541‐549‐2333