Open Burning to Begin Oct 17th at Daylight

Sisters Country Fire Chiefs announce the start of residential open debris burning after the area has seen cooler temperatures and recent moisture. Open burning within the Black Butte Ranch, Cloverdale and Sisters‐Camp Sherman Fire Districts will be allowed beginning Saturday, October 17 at daylight. Residents are strongly encouraged to contact their local fire protection agencies for additional burning information and regulations. Please note that some municipalities such as the City of Sisters do not allow yard debris burning at any time during the year within their jurisdictions and certain homeowner’s associations may have further restrictions in place. Registering for a permit can be done online by visiting the our District’s website. To register for a permit, your name, street address and phone number are required. Please check each day on our website to see if burning is open. From the Fire District’s standpoint, safety during open burn season, which typically runs from November 1 to May 31 each year, is of the utmost importance. Residents can also take advantage of the Fall FireFree Half Price Yard Debris Event. This event is held at Deschutes Recycling at the Knott Landfill. The event will be October 26‐31 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and November 2‐7 from 7 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. The Fall 1⁄2 Price Yard Debris Recycling event is a great way to rid 301 South Elm Street, PO Box 1509 Sisters, Oregon 97759 Phone 541-549-0771 Fax 541-549-1343

Clear your property of debris and create defensible space without burning. For more information about FireFree please visit https://www.firefree.org/. Local fire departments will continue to monitor weather and fuel moisture conditions in their district and may make modifications on a day‐to‐day basis. Please call your local fire agency for more information.


Chief Thad Olsen

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