Burning Regulations

OUTDOOR DEBRIS BURNING OPENS DAYLIGHT OCTOBER 20, 2021!

MESSAGE FROM SISTERS COUNTRY FIRE CHIEFS:

SISTERS COUNTRY FIRE CHIEFS OPEN YARD DEBRIS BURNING AT DAYLIGHT OCTOBER 20
Open burning within the Black Butte Ranch, Cloverdale and Sisters‐Camp Sherman Fire Districts will be
allowed beginning Wednesday, October 20 at daylight. Residents are strongly encouraged to contact
their local fire protection agencies for additional burning information and regulations. Please note that
some municipalities such as the City of Sisters do not allow yard debris burning at any time during the
year within their jurisdictions, and certain homeowner’s associations may have further restrictions in
place.

The Sisters‐Camp Sherman Fire District utilizes an online registration system for burning. The online
system can be accessed by visiting www.sistersfire.com, or the “Burn Permits” App available in both the
Apple and Google Play stores. The Burn Permits App can be downloaded directly to your smart phone.
Residents in the Sisters‐Camp Sherman Fire District should register their address and create burning
permits using the online system.

Residents that have previously registered their address in the system should still check burning status
daily and create a permit for each day they intend to burn. The requirement to check in each day is
based on changing atmospheric and weather conditions such as wind or air dryness. The Fire District’s
on‐duty Shift Commanders will make a determination and update the system before 8 a.m. each day
regarding whether burning will be allowed within the District.

Residents in the Cloverdale Fire District can visit https://www.cloverdalefire.com/burning‐reg to register
for a burn permit. Residents in Black Butte Ranch Fire District should contact the fire department at 541‐
595‐2288 to schedule a burn.

Safety during open burn season is of the utmost importance. The online reporting system allows Fire
District staff the ability to see who is burning on a daily basis, immediately notify users of changing
conditions, message important fire safety information, ensure that those planning to burn are aware of
the City of Sisters outdoor burn ban, and that the right jurisdiction is being notified of the planned burn.
Local fire departments will continue to monitor weather and fuel moisture conditions in their district and
may make modifications on a day‐to‐day basis. Please call your local fire agency for more information.

GENERAL BURN REGULATIONS

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Call (541) 595-2288 prior to burning to find out if burning is allowed.
Burning will be allowed only when conditions warrant and when burning is open throughout Deschutes County.

Current burn regulations must be on site while burning.

You must have legal control of the property, or permission of the property owner where burning is conducted.

The ground shall be clear of combustible material for 10 feet outside of the fire in all directions.

No burning when temperatures exceed 90 degrees.

No burning when winds exceed 10 mph.

Maintain minimum distances of 25 ft from all structures.

Keep adequate firefighting equipment on hand at all times while burning. (Hose or Fire Extinguisher, Shovel)

All open burning must be 100% completely extinguished by sundown or before leaving unattended.

Anyone burning after sundown or leaving a fire unattended may be charged for suppression costs as a result.

Fires shall be attended at ALL times by a responsible person.

If a fire gets out of control, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!