Monthly Archives: June 2016

Burning Prohibited

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).

 

Burning in piles prohibited

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 protected]