The Oregon Department of Forestry has lifted the burn ban on burn barrels only.

Burn permits from the ODF are not necessary for barrel fires.

The ban on pile burns will remain in effect until the end of fire season. An official date has not been set. The end of fire season will depend on the weather and how much moisture the area receives in the next few weeks.

There are several conditions the ODF requires to make sure the fire will not escape from the barrel. Do not burn during east winds. Burning is allowed only during daylight hours (sunrise to sunset). A water supply and shovel must be present at all times during the burn. Never leave a fire unattended.

Burn only in a safe incinerator, which includes:

• A metal barrel in good condition.

• A heavy mesh screen made of no less than 14-gauge wire with holes no larger than one-quarter inches.

• Clear ground at least 10 feet from all directions of the burn barrel.

For more information about burning, contact your local fire department or the ODF at 325-5451.


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