Burning within the Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection District will open Thursday November 1st at Sunrise.
If your Burn Permit was dated before 2014, we advise that you come fill out a new permit, as the regulations have changed. You must call our
Burn Line at 541-548-4815, to ascertain if burning is open. Burning may be closed on any given day due to circumstances of weather or winds.
You can pick up a permit at our Station 602, located at the corner of Cloverdale Rd. & Hwy 20.
Below is the press release from the Central Oregon Fire Chief's.
For Immediate Release
Many But Not All Fire Districts Set to Open Burning
The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association (COFCA) announces that burn season will open at sunrise on November 1st, 2018 for many of the local fire districts regionally in Central Oregon. With the recent fall weather and precipitation received in areas, the Fire Chiefs local fire departments, the US Forest Service, the BLM, and Oregon Department of Forestry have agreed that many areas are now safe to enter into burn season.
Even with many fire districts opening burn season, Central Oregon Fire Chiefs remind residents that they need to call their local fire district to ensure the district is allowing burning at this time, that it is a burn day, and to obtain any necessary permits.
“Even though we are entering burn season is many areas, some areas are still too dry for outdoor burning. In districts where burning is open weather conditions such as high winds or warm fall weather can make outdoor burning unsafe. Checking in with your local fire district is important,” explains Matt Smith.
“Residents that are in areas where outdoor burning is allowed will still be required to follow local agency regulations and closely monitor their pile to prevent spread to other combustibles,” adds Smith.
The Oregon Department of Forestry’s Central Oregon District has lifted the Regulated Use Closure restrictions earlier in the month. This will allow the general public on private lands within the district to, conduct open burning with a valid permit from your local fire district or ODF.
There are several year-round burning bans as well in Central Oregon including the city of Bend, the city of Sisters, and Sunriver. For residents who are uncomfortable burning or are not in areas where outdoor burning is allowed, the fall FireFree events will be available to residents. Watch www.firefree.org for the dates of these events in October and November.
Central Oregon Fire Chiefs federal partners (US Forest Service & Bureau of Land Management) will be performing prescribed burns throughout the region. These prescribed burns will be conducted under carefully planned conditions such as: with federal fire resources, professional fire managers and firefighters on scene, favorable weather conditions and carefully planned land plots. These prescribed burns improve forest health and reduce the forest fuels in order to lower the wildfire risk to our communities that is ever present later in the season when the conditions are even more extreme.