Burning Regulations

OUTDOOR DEBRIS BURNING OPENS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2020.

Open burning within the Black Butte Ranch, Cloverdale and Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Districts will be allowed beginning Saturday, October 17. 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.

General Burning 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. (see below for the full document)
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!