Evans Valley Fire District #6
Basic Requirements for Open and Barrel Burning
YOU MUST HAVE A BURN PERMIT FROM YOUR LOCAL FIRE DISTRICT BEFORE BURNING!!!
Permit is valid only on days that are specified burn days.
Permit is valid for residential barrel and open burning only.
Applicant must be in attendance of all burning until fire is completely out.
Adequate water must be readily available at the burn site.
Fire must be extinguished if sustained winds greater than 10 mph develop.
No burning is permitted after dark.
Burning must be discontinued if it is determined that smoke emissions are offensive to occupants of surrounding property or if burning creates a hazardous condition.
Barrel must be in good condition. Free of rust holes or other signs of deterioration.
Burn barrel must have a heavy mesh top and draft screen with no larger than 1/4 inch holes. This must be in place during use.
Burn barrel must be at least 15 ft from any building, fence, trash, grass, brush, other combustibles.
Burning in barrels may only be done during authorized burning hours.
Open Pile Burning
Burn piles must be limited to a size of 6 ft. in diameter and 3 ft. in height.
Burn piles must be 50 ft. from any building, combustible fence, or other combustible materials.
MATERIALS THAT CAN NOT BE BURNED
Wet Garbage, Wire Insulation, Automobile Parts, Asphalt, Petroleum Products, Petroleum Treated Materials, Rubber Products, Animal Remains, Animal or Vegetable Material, Any Material Which Emits Dense Smoke or Noxious Odors. This permit does not allow the burning of commercial, industrial, construction, or land clearing waste.
A PERMIT MUST BE PRESENTED UPON REQUEST
Liability: A permit does not relieve the permittee from criminal or civil liability for damage arising from burning under his/her control. Violations of the burning requirements may result in the issuance of a citation to appear in district court. (Either ORS 477.515 or ORS 478.960 may apply)
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