Effective Tuesday, October 1, 2013 Douglas County Fire District No.2 will remove the District wide burn ban that has been in place since July 1st. Although weather conditions have brought about cooler temperatures and increased moisture, we should urge the public to use extra caution when burning and to comply with all applicable burning regulations.
Although the Douglas Forest Protective Association (D FPA) lifted their burn restrictions last Sunday, DCFD2 will not lift the burn ban on the areas under its protection until October 1st like in past years, in order to maintain consistency on the dates of the ban and avoid confusion among the public.
Burn permits are required year round for any outdoor burning. To request a residential burn permit in Dixonville, Green, Melrose, Winchester, Wilbur, Garden Valley, Umpqua, and unincorporated City of Roseburg residents please call (541) 673-5503. Sutherlin and Calapooia residents please call (541)-459-1394.Business hours for both these offices are from 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Residential (Backyard) burning includes yard debris, trimmings and clippings only. The burning of standing berry vines, grass or weeds, paper, wood products, plastics, auto parts, tires, wire insulation, household garbage, construction materials, materials from land clearing or other non-yard debris items is prohibited.
Backyard burning may not be done on another person’s property or on vacant lots.
burning is only allowed during daylight hours and within specified distances from structures and property lines that can be burned upon. Burning shall not be conducted within 50 feet of any structure or other combustible materials.
Clearance from structures and other combustible materials may be reduced as follows: Not less than 15 feet when burning is conducted in an approved burning appliance such as a burn barrel, or not less than 25 feet when the burn pile size is no larger than 3 feet in diameter x 2 feet high.
Fires shall be supervised (direct line of sight) by an adult at all times. Tools and/or garden hoses to control or extinguish the fire must be available on site.