COUNTY WIDE BURN BAN IN EFFECT

The burn ban is effective beginning Monday, July 10, 2017, and will continue until further notice.  This includes all open burning and burn barrels. (Agricultural burns are okay with permit and must strictly follow guidelines - See Fire Dept Staff)

 

BURN BAN WITHIN MALHEUR COUNTY

Due to extremely dry conditions, a burn ban will go into effect on July 10, 2017.  The ban includes all Malheur County lands.  There will be no open burning or burn barrels allowed, until further notice.

Exception:  Agricultural burning will only be allowed by permit issued by local Fire Department and must follow these strict guidelines.  This does not include ditch banks or trash piles.  Contact your local Fire Department prior to any burning.

  1. Burn must be continuously attended.
  2. Field burning shall stop if winds exceed 15 MPH and/or the air temperature exceeds 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Field burn area shall have a fire lane disked totally enclosing the burn area prior to ignition.
  4. A water supply, such as a sprayer, shall be on site until burning is completed.

Special Note:  A person may be held liable for any costs of suppression and/or damages to other property caused from an out of control burn.

For additional information, contact the Ontario Fire Department at 541-881-3233.

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