Burning is not allowed at this time

August 2, 2022

Burn permits will not be available until further notice due to extreme fire danger.

Per the State of Oregon’s release this 8/2/22

The Public Use Restrictions (Regulated Use Closure) Extreme include the following fire prevention measures:

• Open fires are prohibited, even at designated campgrounds, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires.

• Non-industrial use of chain saws is prohibited.

• Internal combustion engine use, except for motor vehicles is prohibited.

• Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads, in boats on the water, or at a cleared area.

• Use of motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), is prohibited except on improved roads, except for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops.

• Cutting, grinding, and welding of metal is prohibited.

• Mowing of dried and cured grass with power driven equipment is prohibited.

• Use of fireworks is prohibited.

• Any electric fence controller in use shall be: 1) Listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory or be certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services; and 2 ) Operated in compliance with manufacturer’s instructions.

Aside from these restrictions, also prohibited is the use of exploding targets and tracer ammunition. Debris burning is prohibited which includes burn piles and burn barrels.

These restrictions shall remain in effect until replaced, suspended, or terminated by additional proclamations.

For further information, contact the Oregon Department of Forestry at these local offices:

  • La Grande Unit - (541) 963-3168
  • Baker City Sub-Unit - (541) 523-5831
  • Wallowa Unit - (541) 886-2881
  • Pendleton Unit - (541) 276-3491

Current fire restrictions for forestlands in Northeast Oregon can be found at www.bmidc.org. The Northeast Oregon Fire Prevention line is (541) 975-3027.

http://bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com/ is your spot for current fire information in the Blue Mountains.

Find the Department of Forestry on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/oregondeptofforestryNEO/

To report a fire, call Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch at (541) 963-7171 or dial 9-1-1.

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