Our fire district chooses to follow regional burning regulations established by Oregon Department of Forestry and Department of Environmental Quality.
Open Burning Season:
Backyard burning is allocated for two seasons: Spring, from March 1 to June 15, and Fall, from Oct. 1 to Dec. 15. However, it may be closed on any given day during the season, due to weather or air quality issues, so people are required to check the appropriate burn line on a day-to-day basis.
Polk County Burnline: 503-838-2020
DEQ Interactive Burn Map: click here
Online Burn Announcement Bulletin for Willamette Valley: http://smkmgt.com/burn.php
Burning Definitons and Questions: https://www.oregon.gov/ODA/shared/Documents/Publications/NaturalResources/BurningQuestionsSmokeBrochure.pdf
Oregon Department of Forestry: Fire Season Restrictions: https://www.oregon.gov/odf/fire/pages/restrictions.aspx
Hazards of Backyard Burning:The Hidden Hazard of Backyard Burning.pdf