As of June 30 at 11:00 AM, all outdoor burning is prohibited within Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue’s boundaries. No burning is allowed which includes open burns and incinerators (burn barrels). Furthermore, all permits issued by Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue will expire. When burning resumes in the fall, all citizens who wish to burn will need to purchase or renew their Burn Permit by visiting the Fire Station (check or cash only) or online at the link above (credit card or PayPal required).
Effective 12:01am, June 8, 2016, Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue will be restricting all issued burn permits to individuals living outside of the city limits. The restriction will prohibit all outdoor pile burning operations. The use of a burn barrel, with the appropriate screening, will be allowed to continue at this time. Under city ordinance, no burn barrels are allowed to be used.
This restriction on issued burn permits is a result of recent observed fire behavior and current fire danger indicators. MCFR will not be issuing any new burn permits until after this year’s fire season.
MCFR reminds individuals who are allowed to continue using a burn barrel, that they shall follow all the requirements listed on the burn permit. Failure to follow all the rules on their permit or violate the burning restriction could result in individuals being liable for all costs associated with a response to their operation.
For questions regarding this restriction or any burn permit questions, please contact Division Chief Dan Hammel at 541-296-9445 or email@example.com.
1st NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue VI 801, Wasco County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 will be held at 1400 W. 8th Street, The Dalles, Oregon. The meeting will take place on the 17th day of May, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 10, 2016 at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue, 1400 W 8th Street, The Dalles, Oregon, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
The budget will also be available at www.mcfr.org
This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.