Residential Debris Burning Now Closed in Deschutes and Klamath Counties

As of June 1st, residential debris burning on private lands is now closed in Deschutes and Klamath counties. BBQs and small warming campfires with a burn permit in hand are still allowed. Please be sure to check the District’s burn line at 541-536-9056 each day before you start your campfire to make sure a complete ban is not in place.

If you still need to remove forest debris there are three options: 1) Chip 2) Take to transfer site (free June 2-5) or 3) Pile in a safe location, cover, and then burn next winter.

  • Campfires must be in established and approved campfire rings no larger than 3 feet in diameter.
  • Must be 25 feet from any structure or deck and 15 feet from property lines, trees canopies, and other piles.
  • Only dry cut firewood and charcoal briquettes may be burned.
  • A shovel, rake, and working water hose that reaches the fire or several buckets of water must be present. 
  • The fire must be attended by an able-bodied person at all times and be dead out before leaving. 
  • Please watch the weather closely as you burn.  If high or gusty winds and/or high temperatures are expected, burning must stop immediately, even if the burn line has not had a chance to be updated.  Fire behavior in this region will increase in the midday and afternoons due to the usual higher temperatures and wind.

Full requirements are listed on the Burn Permit which are free and available online, or outside the front door at any of the District’s fire stations.  Please call the Burn Line at 541-536-9056 for the most current information.

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 a Budget Hearing on Thursday, June 10, 2021, 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, 2021. 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.  COVID safety protocols including social distancing and mask wearing are required.  For further information or to request special needs accommodation call 541-536-2935.  

FREE Yard Debris Collection this June

The FireFree Program sponsors free yard debris disposal each spring. This year’s remaining dates are:

La Pine: Southwest Transfer Station, June 2 to June 5, Wednesdays thru Saturdays, 8AM – 4PM, 54580 Highway 97, La Pine.

There is also a Free Clean Up Day in Klamath County on June 12, from 8:30AM to 4:00PM at the Crescent Transfer Station, 3601 Crescent Cutoff Rd, Gilchrist.


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