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Wy'East Fire District

Burning Regulations


Burning Regulations
in Effect as of October 14, 2017


Wy'East Fire District and all of Hood River County has gone out of fire season. This means that burning will be allowed from daylight to dusk daily with a current Burn Permit. Burning after dark is prohibited. If you have large slash piles, or if burn piles are within forest areas protected by ODF (Oregon Department of Forestry), please contact the Fire District or ODF before burning.


For questions or permits, call (541) 354-1648.

 

WHEN BURNING IS ALLOWED:

Burn Permits: CURRENT BURN PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL BURNING. Burn Permits may be obtained from the Wy'East Fire District or Crystal Springs Water District. Call (541) 354-1648 before burning.

Do You Reside Within Oregon Department of Forestry Protected Lands? If so, yearly burn permits are REQUIRED.

Do you Reside Within a Homeowners' Association? Covenants of a Homeowners' Association may prohibit use of burn barrels or any open burning.

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WHEN BURNING IS ALLOWED:

Burn Barrels: Allowed from daylight to dusk daily. Burning after dark is prohibited. Current burn permits are required. Call (541) 354-1648 before burning. Barrels need to have a 1/4" mesh screen and have a clear area that is 10-feet in diameter, and 25-feet from any building or combustibles. Do NOT leave fires unattended.

Burn Piles (open burning): Current burn permits are required. Call (541) 354-1648 before burning. Burning is allowed from daylight to dusk daily. Burning at night or when dark is strictly prohibited. Piles should have a clear area that is 50 to 100 feet in diameter. Burn piles may burn for more than just one day; however, at the end of each day do NOT add additional materials to the fire and do NOT push the piles up. Do NOT leave fires unattended.

Large Slash Piles and/or Burn Piles in ODF Forest Protected Areas: Burns permits from the Wy'East Fire District and Oregon Department of Forestry are required. Burning is allowed from daylight to dusk daily. Burning after dark is prohibited. Please contact the Fire District or ODF before burning.

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WHEN BURNING IS ALLOWED:

Water Requirements: All burns need to have water at the burning site. Open fires shall have water on site (garden hose that is on and ready to go). If no water is available, water will need to be brought to the burn (tank and pump with a minimum of 100 gallons.)

Distance Restrictions: No open fire shall be kindled within 50-feet of any property line, public right-of-way, building, fence, or combustible growth. Adequate provisions shall be made to prevent fires from spreading.

Size Restrictions: Fires larger than 15-feet by 15-feet need to be inspected by an officer of the Wy'East Fire District before burning.

Burn Restrictions: Burning of uncut grass, brush or vegetation is prohibited. You may obtain a special permit from an officer of the District to burn.

Unattended Fires: Open fires shall be attended at all times. Unattended fires will be put out by the Fire Department.

Banned Materials: The burning of objectionable materials such as household garbage, rubber, roofing, plastic or any other material that may cause harm to life or property is prohibited.

Windy Conditions: Burning during windy conditions is not recommended.

Smoke Pollution: Be aware of smoke conditions that may impose undue problems to neighbors. Do not allow fire to smolder. Turn ashes occasionally. Complaints may cause termination of permit.

Please call (541) 354-1648 if you have any questions.

 

 

 
Updated: October 16, 2017