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Outdoor Burning

To limit possible exposure of our staff to COVID-19 we have suspended issuing burn permits. Make sure you review the Outdoor Burning Regulations (below), have a printed copy of the Burning Regulations And Safe Debris Burning Tips pamphlet, and call the Burn Info Line to check for restrictions or closures prior to starting your burning.

Burn info line: (541) 923-4633

BURNING REGULATIONS AND SAFE DEBRIS BURNING TIPS PAMPHLET

OUTDOOR DEBRIS BURNING Season OPEN

The burning season is determined by current weather and fuel conditions. We will notify the public when the burn season opens and closes through our website and the Burn Info Line, 5r41-923-4633.

Before you do ANY burning within Crooked River Ranch, you must call the Burn Info Line at 541-923-4633 to see if burning debris and campfires are allowed for that day. All burning inside of Crooked River Ranch requires a copy of the "Burning Regulations and Safe Debris Burning Tips" pamphlet to be at the burn site. This pamphlet acts as your "permit".

General Requirements:

  1. Failure to follow the outdoor burning regulations may result in loss of your burning privileges, and/or legal consequences through local or state agencies.
  2. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR FIRE AND ANY DAMAGE THAT RESULTS FROM IT.
  3. All fire must be constantly attended by an adult until the fire is extinguished (cold to the touch).
  4. The following equipment must be on site of any outdoor burning a) shovel or rake, b) garden hose or other water sources sufficient to extinguish the fire.
  5. All flammable vegetation must be cleared for a minimum of 10 feet around an outdoor burning site.
  6. A copy of the "Burning Regulations and Safe Burning Tips" pamphlet must be available on-site when requested by any fire or law enforcement official.
  7. ABSOLUTELY NO DEBRIS BURNING AFTER SUNSET.

Burning of Yard Debris:

  1. The minimum distance required from a structure is 25 feet when the pile zie is 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height, or the fire is contained in a burn barrel.
  2. The minimum required distance from a structure shall be 50 feet where the pile size is greater than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height.
  3. If your yard debris pile is larger than 6 feet by 6 feet you will need to call the fire station during normal business hours to schedule us to come to look at it before you burn. You will need a special permit to burn it.

Campfires:

  1. Campfires are prohibited when the Fire Danger Rating is "Extreme", during periods of Red Flag Warnings due to hazardous fire weather, or at any other time declared by the Fire Chief or their designee.
  2. Campfires and portable type fire pits may only be ignited after sunset and extinguished before you retire for the evening. 
  3. Campfires shall not be larger than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height, and shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure.

The Fire Chief or his designee is authorized to order the extinguishment of any open burning which creates or adds to, a hazardous or objectionable situation in his/her opinion. Burning that is offensive or objectionable because of smoke or odor emissions, or when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous, is prohibited.

Prohibited materials for all types of burning:

  • Garbage
  • Plastics, including foam cups, meat trays, and egg containers
  • Diapers
  • Wire insulation
  • Automotive bodies
  • Asphalt
  • Waste oils
  • Rubber, including tires
  • Dead animals, animal manure, animal waste
  • Foodservice waste
  • Commercial and industrial waste
  • Petroleum treated materials/products