The time has arrived for putting a cork in burn barrels being used on lands protected by the Oregon Dept. of Forestry in southwest Oregon. Starting at 12:01 a.m. Monday, July 1, burn barrels may not be used again until fire season ends, which is typically sometime in mid-October.
The burning of debris piles has been prohibited since fire season began on June 3. Burn barrels have been allowed providing the landowner has obtained a burn barrel permit from ODF or the fire marshal of the structural fire protection district in which the land is located.
If you have questions, please call your local Oregon Department of Forestry unit office:
- Medford Unit, (541) 664-3328
- Grants Pass Unit, (541) 474-3152
Or see the Fire Season Regulations page on this website.