Debris Burning Open-Effective 10/24/22

Residential yard debris burning within the La Pine Fire District is now OPEN in both Deschutes and Klamath County. The burn season is weather dependent and generally runs from Mid-October to Mid-April. The burn line must be called before each burn to ensure burning is open for that day. Also watch the weather forecast closely when burning. If high or gusty winds and/or high temperatures are expected – any burning must immediately be extinguished.

You must always have a BURN PERMIT (click here) on site, follow all guidelines therein, and call the Burn Information Line at 541-536-9056 prior to having a campfire. Burn permits are free and are also available at each fire station and at the administrative office. They are in a white mailbox outside the front door. It is not necessary to call the business office. Burn Permits are self-monitoring, we do not take any information from you.

*Note that small campfires and barbecues are permissible unless prohibited by local community or homeowner association regulations. Campfires are allowed with a permit and only in established and approved campfire rings no larger than 3’ diameter and must use cut fire wood and/or charcoal briquettes to reduce the chance of sparks.

A shovel and bucket of water is required at every campfire and it must be dead out before you leave the site. Permits for campfires are free and available on-line, or at any of the district’s fire stations.

Remember every fire you light is your responsibility – ForeverIf your fire gets out of control, CALL 911!

The La Pine Fire District strongly encourages citizens to continue to FireWise homes & properties to
protect from wildfire. Options for pine needle and ladder fuel debris disposal at this time are: to chip on site, or haul to the county transfer site, and/or pile and cover the materials in a safe location and burn later in the fall after the first snow.

For more information, contact the Oregon Department of Forestry at 541-549-2731 or click here for information on their website.

**Please note: La Pine Fire District does not create or enforce fire regulations and closures. These are created by various governmental agencies including ODF, USFS, BLM, and the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) and Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch (COID) are the agencies with enforcement authority for these regulations. Regulations issued by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) apply to all private lands in the La Pine Fire District. We share dual jurisdiction and in general, if you live in the La Pine Fire District, you are also governed by the ODF restrictions. You can visit Deschutes County Dial at https://dial.deschutes.org, enter your address, and click on “Current Tax Statement.” If you see “Department of Forestry Fire Patrol” on the tax breakdown, then their regulations apply to your property. Many of our residents also live in an HOA, which may have additional restrictions. The more stringent restrictions of the two are the ones that apply in that situation.

Notice of La Pine Fire District Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Directors of the La Pine Rural Fire Protection District will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. at the fire station located at 51550 Huntington Road, La Pine. Requests for public comment must be made in writing by US Mail or by emailing admin@lapinefire.com and must be received by 3 p.m. the day prior to the meeting.  The Zoom link for the meeting.

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Complete agendas or request for interpreter for the hearing impaired or for the accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting through the district administrative office at 51590 Huntington Road, La Pine. 


 

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