Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Burn Debris Safely and Legally

Open Burning of yard debris and burn barrels is tightly regulated in both Jackson and Josephine Counties. Many fire districts and cities require burn permits and limit the days you are allowed to burn.

Please call your local fire district or the appropriate county burn advisory number, For Jackson County, the number is (541) 776-7007 and for Josephine County the number is (541) 476-9663. Always call before you burn.

Always attend your burn pile or burn barrel.

Never burn prohibited material, only yard debris.

Be safe. Don’t burn on windy days.

Consider alternatives to burning, such as chipping, composting and biomass recycling.

If your burn pile fire gets out of control, call 9-1-1 immediately.

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