Minimum Safety Requirements for All Burning

In areas where outdoor burning is permitted, TVF&R reminds you to burn safely.

  • Only burn during daylight hours.
  • Separate material into smaller burn piles to control size and assist in extinguishing.
  • Ensure materials are dry, to ensure efficient burning and minimize the generation of smoke.
  • Never leave your outdoor fire unattended.
  • Have proper equipment available/on-hand to put out or contain your fire. Includes, but is not limited to:
    • a shovel 
    • water source 
    • cell phone (to report if unable to contain or extinguish)

Note:

In addition to all other specified rules, outdoor burning must be conducted safely when it is allowed. Oregon Fire Code (OFC) Section 307.3 provides authority for TVF&R to extinguish any outdoor fire that creates or adds to a hazardous situation, or that is in violation of applicable codes, regulations and laws.