Weekend Burning Precautions

Going into the weekend with our temperatures warming up a bit. We are not into fire season yet, but it is around the corner. Use precautions if burning, keep piles small and manageable, don’t light more than you can put out quickly! Burn in cleared areas, also have water and fire tools available on site. Don’t burn if windy and put out your burns before leaving unattended, make sure its cold to the touch!

If in doubt, don’t burn. Have a safe weekend

La Pine Rural Fire Protection Board Statement

La Pine Rural Fire Protection Board appreciates the recent concerns expressed by the Firefighters Local #3387 Union and the public. Because we are in contract negotiations, it is not appropriate for us to comment at this time. We support our Fire Chief and Administration. We look forward to meeting with the Firefighters Local #3387 Union to further discuss their concerns.

Recruitment: Firefighter Paramedic Position

Debris Burning Open

Residential debris burning on private lands is currently OPEN within the La Pine Fire District. This will be day to day as the season is coming to close. State forestry and county fire chiefs normally close the open burn season mid-May to early June dependent on weather conditions. So, check back each day you burn.  

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 burning. Burn permits 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.

No flames or other fire activity is allowed after dark, so please time your burn to be complete by dusk.

An able bodied attendant must be present at all times.

When burning you mush have a shovel, rake, and a working water hose that reaches the burn pile or several buckets of water.

You may only burn dry paper, cardboard, clean lumber and vegetative materials. No garbage or other manmade materials may be burned.

Please watch the weather closely when you burn. If high or gusty winds and/or high temperatures are expected your burn pile must be extinguished. Expect that fire behavior in the afternoon will increase due to higher temperatures and wind.

The La Pine Fire District strongly encourages citizens to continue to FireWise their homes and properties to assist in protecting from wildfire.  

Remember every fire you light is your responsibility – forever. If your fire gets out of control, CALL 911 immediately.

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 and Budget Hearing on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. at the fire station located at 51550 Huntington Road, La Pine.   The purpose of the Budget Hearing is to discuss the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022.  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 this meeting will be placed on the District website at www.lapinefire.com on the Monday preceding 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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