Alerts

2017 Fire Season Ended

Effective October 12, 2017 (DFPA)

“Fire officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association and Umpqua National Forest will officially end fire season on their respected [sic] lands Thursday, October 12th, at 12:01 a.m. The end of fire season is a result of cooler temperatures and rainfall returning to the area.”

“With the end of fire season, all Industrial Fire Restrictions and Public Use Restrictions on DFPA protected land and the Umpqua National Forest will no longer be in effect. Backyard debris burning outside of incorporated cities will be allowed without a permit from DFPA, however, residents should contact their local fire department before conducting any burning as fire restrictions vary between local fire districts. The end of fire season does not affect the status of the current wildfires (whether they are contained, controlled, or out) nor work on the fires in any capacity.”

For more information, go to DFPA

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Examples of outdoor or open burning include: using a burn barrel, burning yard debris, burning construction or demolition debris, burning in incinerators that do not meet emission limits and burning stumps to clear land.

    Burning the following materials is illegal any time, anywhere in Oregon:

  • Asbestos
  • Asphalt or industrial waste
  • Automotive parts (including frames)
  • Dead animals
  • Plastic and rubber products
  • Tires
  • Waste oil, petroleum treated and related materials
  • Wet garbage and food waste
  • Any material creating dense smoke or noxious odors

Northwest Interagency Coordination Center (NWCC)
Northwest Large Fire Information Summary