About Outdoor Burning Regulations and Permits
Outdoor burning in Oregon is regulated by laws and regulations of the Department of Environmental Quality and the State Fire Marshal's Office. These statutes place the responsibility for compliance and enforcement with the Fire Chief of every city and rural fire district in Oregon. The laws also define penalties for non-compliance. The Crooked River Ranch Rural Fire Protection District Outdoor Burning Regulations are designed to keep you and the Fire District in compliance with the laws.
You Must Have a Current Burn Permit to Conduct Outdoor Burning!
- Burn Permits are available at the Fire Station Office Monday-Friday during regular business hours. Please call 541-923-6776 for information and hours.
- Permits are valid only for the burning season in which they are issued. They must be renewed each year.
- Prior to conducting any outdoor burning activities you must call the Fire District's Outdoor Burning Information Line 541-923-4633 and check current burning restrictions.
When you apply for a Burn Permit, you will receive a pamphlet describing Outdoor Burning Regulations. Please read the pamphlet thoroughly prior to burning; you are responsible for conducting your burning in compliance with the regulations. If you have any questions, please call us for an explanation. If your burn escapes your control, you may be held financially liable for the cost of putting the fire out and for any damage caused by the fire.
We require that fires be extinguished by dusk. This is for two reasons:
- Burns that continue past dusk tend to become unattended, and may spread without being noticed, and
- Fire burning at night are more visible, and are likely to be called in as a fire, requiring an emergency response. These responses tie up personnel and equipment that may be needed for another emergency.
We all live on the Ranch for what it has to offer, but it is a high risk fire area. Please help us by doing your part to reduce the risk of wildfire.