Cloverdale Fire Burning Regulations

October 9, 2017

Burning opened on October 3rd. Burn Permits are required in the Cloverdale Fire District. Below is the current Burning Regulations. calling before you burn is a priority. We may close burning on any giving day due to weather. A copy of your Burn Permit is required to be onsite. We will ask to see it if we are called out to your burn. 

 

Absolutely no burning in winds above 10 mph. 

 

Burning Requirements:

 

1.     Prior to burning, call 548-4815 for current burning restrictions.

 

2.     Burning shall be restricted to cleared areas 40 feet away from any building

        and 20 feet away from trees.

 

3.     Debris piles no larger than 15’ wide & 6’ tall. Campfires limited to 3’ wide & 2’           tall.

 

4.     Clear to bare ground 10 feet from around the base of the burn pile, burn pit,

         or burn barrel.

 

5.      Burn early in the morning while temperatures are low and humidity is high,

         whenever possible.

 

6.     NO burning in winds predicted, or currently above 10 MPH, or temps    

         over 90 degrees.

 

7.      Fires shall be attended by an able bodied adult until all free burning material           has been extinguished.

 

8.      One shovel and water (5 gallons, a 4A extinguisher or charged hose line),                   plus a copy of your burn permit must be available at burn site.

 

9.     Burning is allowed during daylight hours only, however, fire pits, stumps, and

        burn  barrels may be allowed to smolder after dark. (No new material may

        be added until daylight.) Exceptions allowed for warming / campfires.

 

10.   The Fire Chief or his designee may, at their discretion, open or close burning,           and alter the burning requirements as deemed necessary.

 

Commercial, Agricultural, and industrial Burn Permits: Such burning is

prohibited unless, in addition  to any permit issued by t he Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection  District,  a permit  is obtained by t he appropriate Forest Protection  Agency.

 

Enforcement:  In accordance with provisions of ORS 478.990 (2) and (3), violations of ORS 478.960 (1) and (4) are misdemeanor violations which carry their own citation schedule.  Deschutes County ordinance applicable.

 

If the fire burns out of control  do not hesitate to request assistance. CALL 911.

This permit does not relieve the Permittee from responsibility for fire damage, is subject to cancellation without notice, and is valid only at the location of permitted burning indicated above. Permittee shall determine each day before burning whether such burning is being permitted.

Burning information is available 24 hours a day by calling 541-548-4815.

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