Bonfires, Recreational Fires &

Portable Outdoor Fireplaces

WHEN ANY FIRE CREATES OR ADDS TO A HAZARDOUS SITUATION, OR A REQUIRED PERMIT FOR OPEN BURNING HAS NOT BEEN OBTAINED, THE FIRE CODE OFFICIAL IS AUTHORIZED TO ORDER THE EXTINGUISHMENT OF THE FIRE.

OPEN BURNING, BONFIRES, RECREATION FIRES AND THE USE OF PORTABLE FIREPLAQCES SHALL BE CONSTANTLY ATTENDED UNTIL THE FIRE IS EXTINGUISHED.  A MINIMUM OF ONE PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER WITH A MINIMUM 4-A RATING OR OTHER APPROVED ON-SITE FIRE-EXTINGUISHING EQUIPMENT, SUCH AS DIRT, SAND, WATER BARREL, GARDEN HOSE OR WATER TRUCK, SHALL BE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE UTILIZATION.

Bonfires shall not be conducted within 50 feet of a structure or combustible material unless the fire is contained in a barbecue pit.  Conditions which could cause a fire to spread within 50 feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.

Contact Oregon Department of Forestry for further Information at 541 935 2283.

Portable Outdoor Fireplaces shall be used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and shall not be operated within 15 feet of a structure or combustible material

Recreational Fires -

Recreational, cooking and warming fires do not require a permit during BURN SEASON as long as these fires are on the property of the legal occupancy of that property or in designated recreational areas (such as parks, recreational campsites, and campgrounds) and the fire is in a designated fire ring.  A fire ring should not be larger than 36” across with additional clearing or space or green grass that has been mowed short.   Woody yard trimmings leaves and grass clippings should not be burned.

During Fire Season on ODF protected lands, please contact ODF Western Lane District each year to have your fire pit approved. (541-935-2283) If your fire pit has been approved, you must follow the Public Use Restrictions as outlined on our HOME page.