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Outdoor Burning 

A frequently asked  question 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


➤ 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.
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LRAPA - Lane Regional Air Protection Agency

ODF- Oregon Department of Forestry

USDA - United States Department of Agriculture