Phone: 541-504-5000

Redmond Fire & Rescue
Outdoor Burning
Updated On: Nov 05, 2018

OUTDOOR BURNING SEASON IS OPEN

Outdoor Burning Regulations         

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General requirements:

  • Each day, before you begin your outdoor burning, you must call the outdoor burning number to determine if burning is allowed and the duration of time you are allowed to burn.

Burn line: 541-504-5035

  • Failure to follow the outdoor burning regulations could result in fines and/or legal consequences. You are responsible for your fire and for any damage that results from it.
     
  • All fires shall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished.
     
  • A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher with a minimum 4-A rating or other approved on-site fire-extinguishing equipment such as a shovel and dirt, garden hose, or water truck, shall be available for immediate utilization.
     
  • Open burning shall be prohibited when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.The fire code official is authorized to order the extinguishment of any fire which creates or adds to a hazardous situation.

Items DEQ will NOT ALLOW to be burned:

  • Garbage (this includes household garbage)
  • Plastic
  • Asbestos
  • Wire insulation
  • Automobile parts
  • Asphalt, shingles, or tarpaper
  • Petroleum treated materials
  • Painted or treated wood
  • Rubber products, including tires
  • Commercial, demolition, or construction waste
  • Animal remains
  • Animal or vegetable matter from food preparation 
  • Any material that emits dense smoke or noxious odors

Items DEQ allows to be burned:

  • Domestic: paper, cardboard, clothing
  • Yard debris: wood, needle, or leaf materials from trees, shrubs, or plant

To file a complaint, DEQ may be reached at 541-388-6146 or on the internet at www.deq.state.or.us 


Residential outdoor burning of yard debris:

  • Provisions shall be made to prevent the fire from spreading to any structure.
  1. Fires in approved containers shall not be less than 15 feet from a structure.
     
  2. The minimum required distance from a structure shall be 25 feet where the pile size is 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height.
     
  3. The minimum required distance from a structure shall be 50 feet where the pile size is greater than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height.
     
  4. Burn piles need to be sized so fires will be completely out by the required time indicated on the burn information line.
     
  5. ABSOLUTELY NO BURNING AFTER DARK

Recreational Fires:

  • Recreational fires shall not be larger than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height and shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible material. Conditions which could cause a fire to spread within 25 feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition. 
  • Portable outdoor fire places shall be used in accordance with the manufacture's instructions. 

Bonfires:

  • To obtain permission to have a bonfire, contact the Fire & Life Safety Division at Redmond Fire & Rescue located at 341 NW Dogwood Ave, Redmond, or call 541-504-5000 at least 5 working days prior to event.
  • If approved, a bonfire shall not be conducted within 50 feet of a structure or combustible material unless the fire is contained in a barbecue pit. Conditions which could cause a fire to spread within 50 feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.

Commercial Burning:

  • Commercial Burns within 3 miles of the city limits must have a permit from DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality). DEQ may be reached at 541-388-6146 or on the internet at www.deq.state.or.us
  • Commercial Burns outside 3 miles of the city limits must follow requirements for residential outdoor burning of yard debris or lots from above.

To Report an Illegal Burn:

  • Call the non-emergency dispatch line at 541-693-6911 to report an illegal burn. Or to report individuals who are burning items not approved by DEQ, please call DEQ at 541-388-6146. 
     
  • DEQ violations that come to the attention of the fire department will be referred to DEQ for enforcement action.

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    341 NW Dogwood Ave
    Redmond, OR 97756
    541-504-5000

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