Current Fire Restrictions
Debris Burning Open
Yard debris and vegetative burning is OPEN. Only dry vegetative material, clean wood or lumber, dry paper and cardboard may be burned.
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 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.
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.
Other options for pine needle and ladder fuel debris disposal are to chip on site or haul to the county transfer site.
Reminder Regarding Burn Season – which is now open from the La Pine Rural Fire District Website:
If your fire gets out of control, CALL 911 – Remember, Your Fire, Your Responsibility
The Oregon Department of Forestry has lifted all forest use restrictions on state and private lands within our district. Campfires, with a permit, will now be allowed.
For more information, contact the Oregon Department of Forestry at 541-549-2731.
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.
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.
Industrial Fire Precaution Levels on Public Lands
Click here to check Industrial Fire Precaution Levels or call the BLM office at (800) 523-4737.
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