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Wildfire burning west of Silverton grows to 320 acres

About 20 hikers trapped and evacuated above fire

An air tanker leaves the Ice Fire west of Silverton on Monday to get another load of slurry. The blaze had burned 320 acres as of Monday evening.

Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

Smoke from a wildfire west of Silverton can be seen near Durango.

Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

Firefighters responded Monday to a wildfire in the Ice Lakes area west of Silverton. This photo was taken about 2:55 p.m.

Courtesy of Bryon Powell

The popular Ice Lakes trail west of Silverton has become a worldwide destination for many travelers during the past few years, thanks in part to social media posts that show its turquoise-color pools of water.

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The U.S. Forest Service has requested more aerial support to fight a fire about 7 miles west of Silverton near the Ice Lakes trailhead.

Courtesy of Bryon Powell

A wildfire west of Silverton, near the popular Ice Lakes trailhead.

Courtesy of San Juan County Office of Emergency Management

Plumes of smoke fill the skies above Silverton. This photo was taken about 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Courtesy of Bryon Powell

The view of the Ice Fire from Wilson Mesa near Telluride about 3:20 p.m. Monday.

Courtesy of Christine Mandley

Smoke from the Ice Fire burning Monday west of Silverton. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

Smoke from the Ice Fire burning Monday west of Silverton near Ice Lakes can be seen from Haviland Lake north of Durango. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

Smoke from the Ice Fire burning Monday west of Silverton near Ice Lakes can be seen from the top of Molas Pass. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

Smoke from the Ice Fire burning Monday west of Silverton near Ice Lakes can be seen from the top of Molas Pass. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

An eerie light is cast over the town of Silverton on Monday as the sun shines through the smoke plume from the Ice Fire west of town. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

An eerie light is cast over the town of Silverton on Monday as the sun shines through the smoke plume from the Ice Fire west of town. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

The sun shines through the smoke plume Monday from the Ice Fire burning west of Silverton. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

An air tanker leaves the Ice Fire on Monday while fighting the Ice Fire west of Silverton. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

An air tanker leaves the Ice Fire on Monday while fighting the Ice Fire west of Silverton. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

Smoke from the Ice Fire burning Monday west of Silverton. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

A San Juan County Sheriff’s Office deputy stops drivers at Mineral Creek Road and U.S. Highway 550 on Monday as the Ice Fire burns west of Silverton. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

The sun shines through a smoke plume from the Ice Fire burning west of Silverton. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

Smoke from the Ice Fire burning Monday west of Silverton. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

A single-seat air tanker leaves the Ice Fire on Monday. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

Greg Anson and his dog, Moondog, were evacuated by helicopter Monday from Ice Lake Trail because of a wildfire. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

Smoke from the Ice Fire burning Monday west of Silverton. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

A single-seat air tanker leaves the Ice Fire on Monday. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

A wildfire that broke out Monday west of Silverton in the San Juan Mountains, trapping about 20 hikers near the popular Ice Lakes trailhead, quickly grew to an estimated 320 acres by the end of the day.

On Monday afternoon, reports started coming in about a fire a quarter-mile up the Ice Lakes trail in a heavily wooded area. An initial assessment had the fire at about 20 acres as of 2:30 p.m.

The official name of the fire is the Ice Fire.

Because of the difficult and steep terrain, an aggressive aerial attack was called for, said U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Esther Godson.

Godson said an air-attack fixed-wing aircraft and a Type 2 helicopter with a helitack crew were on-scene as of 3:10 p.m.

As of Monday night, one air-attack fixed-wing aircraft, five helicopters, six single-engine air tankers, four fire engines, one fire suppression module and a helitack crew were assigned to the fire. Additional resources, including three hand crews and one water tender, have been ordered.

The number of ground crew members available was not immediately clear Monday, Godson said. But ground crews that are on scene have been working to protect South Mineral Campground and hold fire from spreading south of South Mineral Road. The fire was burning only on the north side of the South Mineral Road.

Smoke fills the skies in Southwest Colorado after a wildfire broke out Monday west of Silverton.

Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

Also as of Monday night, the San Juan National Forest Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed control of the Ice Fire. Godson said the team is expected to provide a better idea of the fire’s potential growth, as well as a firefighting strategy, on Tuesday.

One major challenge, Godson said, is that firefighting resources are extremely limited as wildfires actively burn throughout the West, especially in Colorado and California.

The Cameron Peak Fire burning near Rocky Mountain National Park, for example, is Colorado’s largest wildfire in recorded history, growing to more than 200,000 acres this past weekend.

“Resources are extremely tight,” she said.

Immediately after the Ice Fire broke out, South Mineral Road (Forest Service Road 585), a popular area for camping, which leads to the Ice Lakes trailhead, was closed and evacuated.

About 20 hikers were trapped above the fire and required rescue by helicopter, said San Juan County spokeswoman DeAnne Gallegos.

Greg Anson of Carbondale was on a day hike to Ice Lake when he noticed a “massive” plume of smoke around 1 p.m.

Anson and about 20 other hikers visiting Ice Lake grouped together to decide what to do, debating whether to try to find a way to hike out of the area or wait for help.

“There was a little tension whether to wait or hike,” he said. “Some people didn’t think they could make it.”

The Ice Fire as of 4:30 p.m. shows hazy, red skies above Silverton.

Courtesy of Bryon Powell

The first helicopter landed to rescue the hikers about 30 minutes after the smoke was noticed. It took four flights to extricate the hikers. Anson said he was ferried to safety and landed about 3:15 p.m.

“It was crazy,” he said. “I’ve never been through anything like that.”

No evacuation orders had been issued as of Monday night for the town of Silverton.

Still, some residents were preparing for the worst. Bryon Powell, a Silverton resident and professional runner, said he had prepared Monday in case evacuations are issued.

“It’s grown incredibly over the last hour,” he said at 2:45 p.m. Monday.

Fire danger has remained high in Southwest Colorado during the past few weeks, with Stage 1 fire restrictions in place in the San Juan National Forest.

The Ice Lakes trail is one of the most popular and heavily used in Southwest Colorado.

About 7 miles west of Silverton, the trail, which starts at an elevation of 9,840 feet, climbs a couple thousand feet to two stunning, turquoise alpine lakes: Ice Lake and Island Lake.

The alpine lakes are commonly featured on best hike lists in Colorado and shared on social media. On any given day in the summer, hundreds of people make the trek to the lakes, leading to significant resource damage in recent years.

Godson said it remains unclear what started the fire.

Southwest Colorado has experienced no lightning storms in weeks, said Erin Walter, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction.

The popular Ice Lakes trail west of Silverton has become a worldwide destination for many travelers during the past few years, thanks in part to social media posts that show its turquoise-color pools of water.

Courtesy of MK Gunn

This week’s weather forecast is not encouraging news for slowing down the fire’s spread, Walter said. Wind gusts were expected to reach up to 30 mph Monday in certain areas, and a weather system moving into the region over the next couple of days is expected to increase wind speeds even more.

“Dry and gusty winds are not helpful for any fire growth,” Walter said.

The Ice Fire burning west of Silverton on Monday night.

Courtesy of DeAnne Gallegos

No precipitation is in the forecast this week, save for a slight chance of rain Friday night and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Godson said fires typically die down overnight as humidity settles over the region, but because it’s been so dry lately, that may not be the case with the Ice Fire on Monday night into Tuesday morning.

She also cautioned that smoke will affect travel on U.S. Highway 550, and drivers should not stop to take photos of the fire.

“(Highway 550) is going to be impacted by smoke for the duration of this incident,” she said.

An air quality health advisory for wildfire smoke was issued for San Juan County, including Silverton, until 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Godson said it is likely surrounding communities will be affected as smoke disperses and settles Monday night.

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Hikers evacuated from Ice Fire burning near Silverton

SAN JUAN COUNTY, Colo. — Crews are working to contain a wildfire that started near a popular trailhead in San Juan County near Silverton Monday afternoon. 

The Ice Fire has burned 320 acres in the South Mineral Recreation Area as of Monday night, according to the San Juan County Office of Emergency Management (OEM). 

It started around 1 p.m. near the Ice Lakes Trailhead.

There were 23 hikers and three dogs on the trail at the time that were safely evacuated via helicopter, the OEM said.

The OEM said that there aren't any current evacuation threats, but residents in San Juan County and Silverton should still be aware and prepared to evacuate if anything changes.

Those who live in the area can sign up for emergency alerts on Nixle by texting 81433 to 888-777.

Both ground and air crews with the U.S. Forest Service are working to contain the fire.

Smoke from the fire will be visible on Highway 550 and in Silverton, Durango and other surrounding areas while the fire continues to burn.

The cause of the fire has not been determined at this point.

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The mission of the Deer Park-Silverton Joint Fire District is to mitigate the threat to life and property from fire, medical and other emergencies through education, prevention, community preparedness and emergency response. We will actively participate in our community, and strive to effectively utilize all of the necessary resources available to provide a service deemed excellent by our citizens.

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Silverton's Municipal Code Can be Viewed Online at This Link: https://www.municode.com/library/co/silverton/codes/municipal_code.

OPEN FIRE CODE
Please use common sense while enjoying your outdoor activities here and contact Silverton Town Hall at (970) 387-5522 for more information on what type of outdoor flames are and are not considered permissible under the Town Municipal Code.

The Town of Silverton adopted the 2003 International Fire Code. Below are the regulations for open burning in Town.

SECTION 307
OPEN BURNING AND RECREATIONAL FIRES

307.1 General. A person shall not kindle or maintain or authorizeto be kindled or maintained any open burning unless conductedand approved in accordance with this section.

307.2 Permit required. A permit shall be obtained from thefire code official in accordance with Section 105.6 prior tokindling a fire for recognized silvicultural or range or wildlifemanagement practices, prevention or control of disease orpests, or a bonfire. Application for such approval shall onlybepresented by and permits issued to the owner of the land uponwhich the fire is to be kindled.

307.2.1 Authorization. Where required by state or locallaw or regulations, open burning shall only be permittedwith prior approval from the state or local air and water qualitymanagement authority, provided that all conditions specifiedin the authorization are followed.

307.2.2 Prohibited open burning. Open burning that willbe offensive or objectionable because of smoke or odoremissions when atmospheric conditions or local circumstancesmake such fires hazardous shall be prohibited. Thefire code official is authorized to order the extinguishmentby the permit holder or the fire department of open burningwhich creates or adds to a hazardous or objectionable situation.

307.3 Location. The location for open burning shall not be lessthan 50 feet (15 240 mm) from any structure, and provisionsshall be made to prevent the fire from spreading to within 50feet (15 240 mm) of any structure.
Exceptions:
Fires in approved containers that are not less than 15feet (4572 mm) from a structure.
The minimum required distance from a structure shallbe 25 feet (7620 mm) where the pile size is 3 feet (914mm) or less in diameter and 2 feet (610 mm) or less inheight.
307.3.1 Bonfires. A bonfire shall not be conducted within50 feet (15 240 mm) of a structure or combustible materialunless the fire is contained in a barbecue pit. Conditionswhich could cause a fire to spread within 50 feet (15 240mm) of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.
307.3.2 Recreational fires. Recreational fires shall not beconducted within 25 feet (7620 mm) of a structure or combustiblematerial. Conditions which could cause a fire tospread within 25 feet (7620 mm) of a structure shall be eliminatedprior to ignition.

307.4 Attendance. Open burning, bonfires or recreational firesshall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished. Aminimum of one portable fire extinguisher complying withSection 906 with a minimum 4-A rating or other approvedon-site fire-extinguishing equipment, such as dirt, sand, waterbarrel, garden hose or water truck, shall be available for immediateutilization.

SECTION 308
OPEN FLAMES

308.1 General. This section shall control open flames, fire andburning on all premises.

308.2 Where prohibited. A person shall not take or utilize anopen flame or light in a structure, vessel, boat or other placewhere highly flammable, combustible or explosive material isutilized or stored. Lighting appliances shall be well-secured ina glass globe and wire mesh cage or a similar approved device.

308.2.1 Throwing or placing sources of ignition. No personshall throw or place, or cause to be thrown or placed, alighted match, cigar, cigarette, matches, or other flaming orglowing substance or object on any surface or article whereit can cause an unwanted fire.

308.3 Open flame. A person shall not utilize or allow to be utilized,an open flame in connection with a public meeting orgathering for purposes of deliberation, worship, entertainment,amusement, instruction, education, recreation, awaiting transportationor similar purpose in assembly or educational occupancieswithout first obtaining a permit in accordance withSection 105.6.

308.3.1 Open-flame cooking devices. Charcoal burnersand other open-flame cooking devices shall not be operatedon combustible balconies or within 10 feet (3048 mm) ofcombustible construction.
Exceptions:

One- and two-family dwellings.
Where buildings, balconies and decks are protectedby an automatic sprinkler system.
308.3.1.1 Liquefied-petroleum-gas-fueled cookingdevices. LP-gas burners having an LP-gas container witha water capacity greater than 2.5 pounds [nominal 1pound (0.454 kg) LP-gas capacity] shall not be locatedon combustible balconies or within 10 feet (3048 mm) ofcombustible construction.
Exception: One- and two-family dwellings.

308.3.2 Open-flame decorative devices. Open-flame decorativedevices shall comply with all of the following restrictions:

Class I and Class II liquids and LP-gas shall not beused.
Liquid- or solid-fueled lighting devices containingmore than 8 ounces (237 ml) of fuel must self-extinguishand not leak fuel at a rate of more than 0.25teaspoon per minute (1.26 ml per minute) if tippedover.
The device or holder shall be constructed to preventthe spillage of liquid fuel or wax at the rate of morethan 0.25 teaspoon per minute (1.26 ml per minute)when the device or holder is not in an upright position.
The device or holder shall be designed so that it willreturn to the upright position after being tilted to anangle of 45 degrees from vertical.
Exception: Devices that self-extinguish if tippedover and do not spill fuel or wax at the rate ofmore than 0.25 teaspoon per minute (1.26 ml perminute) if tipped over.

The flame shall be enclosed except where openingson the side are not more than 0.375 inch (9.5mm)diameteror where openings are on the top and the distanceto the top is such that a piece of tissue paperplaced on the top will not ignite in 10 seconds.
Chimneys shall be made of noncombustible materialsand securely attached to the open-flame device.
Exception: A chimney is not required to be attachedto any open-flame device that will self-extinguishif the device is tipped over.

Fuel canisters shall be safely sealed for storage.
Storage and handling of combustible liquids shall bein accordance with Chapter 34.
Shades, where used, shall be made ofnoncombustible materials and securely attached tothe open-flame device holder or chimney.
Candelabras with flame-lighted candles shall be securelyfastened in place to prevent overturning, andshall be located away from occupants using the areaand away from possible contact with drapes, curtainsor other combustibles.
308.3.3 Location near combustibles. Open flames such asfrom candles, lanterns, kerosene heaters, and gas-fired heatersshall not be located on or near decorative material orsimilar combustible materials.

308.3.4 Aisles and exits. Candles shall be prohibited in areaswhere occupants stand, or in an aisle or exit.

308.3.5 Religious ceremonies. When, in the opinion of thefire code official, adequate safeguards have been taken, participantsin religious ceremonies are allowed to carryhand-held candles. Hand-held candles shall not be passedfrom one person to another while lighted.

308.3.6 Theatrical performances. Where approved,open-flame devices used in conjunction with theatrical performancesare allowed to be used when adequate safety precautionshave been taken in accordance with NFPA 160.

308.3.7 Group A occupancies. Open-flame devices shallnot be used in a Group A occupancy.
Exceptions:
Open-flame devices are allowed to be used in thefollowing situations, provided approved precautionsare taken to prevent ignition of a combustiblematerial or injury to occupants:
Where necessary for ceremonial or religiouspurposes in accordance with Section308.3.5.
On stages and platforms as a necessary partof a performance in accordance with Section308.3.6.
Where candles on tables are securely supportedon substantial noncombustiblebases and the candle flames are protected.
Heat-producing equipment complying with Chapter6 and the International Mechanical Code.
Gas lights are allowed to be used provided adequateprecautions satisfactory to the fire code officialare taken to prevent ignition of combustiblematerials.
308.4 Torches for removing paint. Persons utilizing a torch orother flame-producing device for removing paint from a structureshall provide a minimum of one portable fire extinguishercomplying with Section 906 and with a minimum 4-A rating,two portable fire extinguishers, eachwith a minimum 2-A rating,or a water hose connected to the water supply on the premiseswhere such burning is done. The person doing theburning shall remain on the premises 1 hour after the torch orflame-producing device is utilized.

308.4.1 Permit. A permit in accordance with Section 105.6shall be secured from the fire code official prior to the utilizationof a torch or flame-producing device to remove paintfrom a structure.

308.5 Open-flame devices. Torches and other devices, machinesor processes liable to start or cause fire shall not be operatedor used in or upon hazardous fire areas, except by a permitin accordance with Section 105.6 secured from the fire code official.
Exception: Use within inhabited premises or designatedcampsites which are a minimum of 30 feet (9144 mm) fromgrass-, grain-, brush- or forest-covered areas.

308.5.1 Signals and markers. Flame-employing devices,such as lanterns or kerosene road flares, shall not be operatedor used as a signal or marker in or upon hazardous fireareas.
Exception: The proper use of fusees at the scenes ofemergencies or as required by standard railroad operatingprocedures.

308.5.2 Portable fueled open-flame devices. Portableopen-flame devices fueled by flammable or combustiblegases or liquids shall be enclosed or installed in such a manneras to prevent the flame from contacting combustible material.
Exceptions:

LP-gas-fueled devices used for sweating pipejoints or removing paint in accordance with Chapter38.
Cutting and welding operations in accordance withChapter 26.
Torches or flame-producing devices in accordancewith Section 308.4.
Candles and open-flame decorative devices in accordancewith Section 308.3.

Sours: https://townofsilverton.colorado.gov/government/municipal-code

Burn info silverton

Smoke near Scio, Stayton, Silverton result of test burns

Smoke rises above an agricultural test burn near Scio on Friday, July, 16, 2021.

Smoke around Scio, Stayton and Silverton is from authorized test fires to determine the direction of the smoke and see if weather conditions are favorable for field burning, not from a wildfire, the Oregon Department of Agriculture said in an announcement Friday.

The department completed actual field burning Friday afternoon, director of communications Andrea Cantu-Schomus said Monday. 

The burns happen while a burn ban is in effect in Marion County, which includes agricultural burning, such as field burning and agricultural wastes and crops. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality states that people must apply for a permit to burn industrial and commercial waste and must receive permission from the local fire department to burn demolition waste, yard debris and other materials.  

For open field burning specifically, growers register their fields in March and the state Department of Agriculture issues permits to growers for specific fields on the day of the burn. The department informs all relevant fire districts before field burning, Cantu-Schomus said. 

Click here to sign up for test fire notices. 

Field burning is prohibited when the fire marshal determines temperature and wind speeds are too high and humidity is too low to safely burn, Oregon Department of Agriculture public affairs specialist Liz Beeles said in an email Friday. 

On burn days, people on the ground closely monitor weather conditions by sending up weather balloons to mimic the anticipated direction of the smoke, and people at the Oregon Department of Forestry monitor the meteorology, Beeles said. Growers have road flaggers, water trucksand igniters at each burn, she said. 

In western Oregon, field burning of grass seed and other seed and cereal grain crops is limited to patches of steep terrain across 15,000 acres in the north Willamette Valley, according to the ODA’s website. Field burning after harvest can eliminate pests, weeds and disease, and increase seed yields, the department says.   

The practice used to be more widespread, but the Legislature has taken various steps since the 1990s in response to concerns over air pollution and public safety to reduce the acreage allowed to be burned, according to ODA.  

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality notes that smoke can hurt people’s eyes, irritate respiratory systems and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases.  

Many farmers argue they can’t use alternative methods to rid their fields of pests and weeds while others are concerned about fire risk and the health effects for those who live and work near field burns, especially the most vulnerable who have no choice but to work outside.  

Dora Totoian covers farmworkers through Report for America, a program that aims to support local journalism and democracy by reporting on under-covered issues and communities.  

You can reach her at [email protected]

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Burning


Marion County Fire Agencies Enact High-Fire Danger Burn Ban - June 25, 2021

Beginning Friday, June 25, 2021, at 7:00 a.m. and until further notice, all fire agencies within Marion County will enact a High-Fire Danger Burn Ban, based on a recommendation by the Marion County Fire Defense Board.

Marion County fire agencies include: Aumsville Fire District, Drakes Crossing Fire District, Gates Fire District, Hubbard Fire District, Idanha Detroit Fire District, Jefferson Fire District, Keizer Fire District, Lyons Fire District, Marion County Fire District #1, Mill City Fire District, Monitor Fire District, Mount Angel Fire District, Silverton Fire District, St. Paul Fire District, Salem Fire Department, Stayton Fire District, Sublimity Fire District, Turner Fire District, and Woodburn Fire District. Burning restrictions are authorized under Oregon Revised Statute 478.960 and Oregon Fire Code 307.  Visit the Marion County website for further information regarding the burn ban at https://www.co.marion.or.us/pages/News.aspx?NewsID=693. 

 

The Turner Fire District does not decide when to allow backyard burning in our fire district. The D.E.Q. makes that decision and the TFD voluntarily announces it on the daily burning information phone line. In extremely dry or hot conditions, the TFD may temporarily ban all burning in our district, however, the day-to-day decisions about burning are made by the D.E.Q.

Complaints about illegal burning should generally be directed to the D.E.Q. However, all fires that pose an immediate threat to safety should be reported immediately to the 911 dispatch center. Unfortunately, many catastrophic fires could have been easily contained if they had been reported sooner.

Burning Information

**If you live in the Salem Urban Growth Boundary and are a Turner Fire District resident - Please read this Update 2/25/2021 regarding Ice Storm debris and burning.

Daily Burn Information Line
(877) 982-0011 Toll free (Updated daily)

Open Burning Seasons

SPRING – March 1 through June 15
FALL – October 1 through December 15

Open Burning Safety – Burn Responsibly

• Fires must be attended until the fire is completely burned out or extinguished
• Keep the space around the burn area clear (3 feet of non-combustible materials)
• Do not locate the fire under overhead lines, overhanging trees, near fences or structures
• Always have a hand tool and/or water at the burn area to control the fire

Open Burning Questions or Complaints

Contact Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) at (503) 378-8240 http://www.oregon.gov/deq/aq/Pages/Burning.aspx

Backyard Burning (Open Burning)

Is the burning of debris in an outdoor fireplace, burn barrel, backyard incinerator, or piles of yard debris. You may only burn during Open Burning Seasons - call the daily burn information line before you burn.

Allowed Materials - What can I burn?

You may burn dry yard debris: wood, needles, or leaves from plants grown and burned on the property of origin.

Prohibited Materials - What I can't burn?

Tires, plastics, decomposable garbage (organic material, paper), petroleum and petroleum-treated materials, asphalt and asphalt materials, chemicals (pesticides, cleaners, detergents), or any material that produces black or dense smoke.

Agricultural Burning

Agricultural burning is the burning of any agriculture waste generated by an agricultural operation that uses, or intends to use, land primarily for the purpose of obtaining a profit by raising, harvesting, and selling crops or raising or selling animals (including poultry) or the products of animal husbandry. Prohibited materials, such as tires, may not be burned even in an agricultural setting.

Open burning for agricultural purposes is usually allowed anywhere in the state, unless fire safety concerns restrict or prohibit burning on a given day. Agricultural open field burning, the burning of residue left from the harvest of a grass seed crop, is regulated in the Willamette Valley under a separate program operated by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Questions about field burning should be directed to the Oregon Department of Agriculture. DEQ approval is not required for agricultural permits. Contact your local fire department to inquire if an agricultural burn permit is otherwise needed.  Individual fire districts may issue fire permits and may prohibit open burning based on local fire safety or air quality concerns. Always contact the burn information line to find out if agricultural burning is authorized on a particular day.

If you would like an agricultural burning permit, call the TFD at (503) 743-2190.

Burn Ban

All agricultural burning from June 15th through October 15th requires a burn permit issued by Turner Fire District (503) 743-2190 or Oregon Department of Forestry (503) 859-2151. All other open burning is prohibited during the Burn Ban.

Field Burning

The burning of residue left from the harvest of a grass seed crop is regulated by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. If you have a complaint about field burning, please call the Department of Agriculture at (503) 986-4709.



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