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The last day of the spring Outdoor Burning season was Friday, June 14th.  Outdoor Burning is prohibited in all of Lane county, until at least October 1st.

As the weather heats up a question a lot of people are asking is, "can I burn?" Below are rescources you can use to stay informed on the current burning rules and regulations. 

Willamette Valley
Open Burning Announcement 

Below is a bulliten punlished by ODF            

FROM: ODF METEOROLOGIST

SUBJECT: WILLAMETTE VALLEY OPEN BURNING ANNOUNCEMENT (NORTH OF LANE COUNTY)

Open Burn Announcement for Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 *** STOP! Call before you burn! ***

This announcement is not approval to burn.

➤ All burning is subject to the requirements of your local jurisdiction. Contact your fire department to learn about restrictions in your area. Never leave a fire unattended. Escaped fire is a leading cause of wildfires in Oregon.

➤ Burn bans could be in effect by your county, city, or local fire department. Unauthorized burning during a burn ban may be subject to enforcement. Never burn prohibited materials. All burns are subject to the Oregon Rules for Open Burning.

➤ Older adults, children, and those with heart/lung disease or respiratory infections are at higher risk of having health impacts from smoke inhalation. Agricultural burning: Based on air quality considerations recommend agricultural burning be limited to the period from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Backyard burning inside special control areas: Based on air quality considerations backyard burning is allowed from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

➤ Other restrictions may be in place. When possible, use alternative disposal methods. Burning in compliance with this announcement does not exempt any person from any civil or criminal liability for consequences or damages resulting from burning.

➤ If burning in Lane County, contact Lane Regional Air Protection Agency for burn restrictions. If burning outside of the Willamette Valley boundary (Zone 604), contact your local Oregon Department of Forestry district office or local fire department. A copy of this bulletin is here. *** Call before you burn! ***

 

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality regulates open burning in the Willamette Valley and has contracted with the
Oregon Department of Forestry meteorology program to produce daily Open Burning Announcements indicating the types and
times of burning allowed/recommended in the Willamette Valley, north of Lane County, based on air quality considerations.
Subscribe/unsubscribe for automated email updates, or see the archive of Open Burning Announcements.

   

LRAPA - Lane Regional Air Protection Agency

ODF- Oregon Department of Forestry

USDA - United States Department of Agriculture