Thursday, June 30, 2016

Union County Regulated Fire Season Begins July 1

Union County’s annual regulated fire season begins July 1 running through September 30. During regulated fire season no open burning is allowed on all lands within the county. The ordinance does not apply to agricultural field burning and does not regulate burning within city limits. The use of incinerators and burn barrels is allowed between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and recreational fires are regulated as a part of the burn ordinance. Detailed burn ordinance information including burn barrel and recreational fire regulations can be found at: Union County Burn Ordinance 2016-01.

Approximately half of wildland urban interface wildfires are human caused. With the current hot weather, conditions will grow increasingly dry and conducive to wildfire ignition. Citizens are advised to use extreme caution. If conditions warrant, the Board of Commissioners in consultation with local fire Chiefs may implement a total burn ban during the fire season. Citizens under Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) fire protection should check with ODF for the latest regulations and closures. Information on current ODF and Forest Service fire regulations and closure can be found at


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