No open burns 'til November
September 25, 2015
Open burning season delayed until November 1st, no fall burning for some in Lane County
As a precaution, the backyard burning ban has been extended until November 1st, 2015. The backyard burning season, also known as open burning or outdoor burning, is determined by the Lane County Fire Defense Board. Extended dry and hot conditions continue to keep fire danger levels high.
The delay until November 1st means that there will be no backyard burning for certain areas in Lane County this year. Fall open burning will be banned for residents inside Oakridge city limits, Eugene Urban Growth Boundary, and Springfield Urban Growth Boundary. Additionally, backyard burning is always prohibited inside the Eugene city limits, Florence city limits, and on properties less than half an acre inside Springfield city limits.
Elsewhere in Lane County, the open burning season will open November 1st through June 15th.
LRAPA will regulate this provision until open burning season begins. A first offense violation of LRAPA’s open burning rules may result in a $500 fine.
Residents can dispose of their yard debris for a minimal charge at several collection depots, including Lane County transfer sites at Glenwood, Cottage Grove, and Florence, Lane Forest Products (541-345-9085), and Rexius (541-342-1835).
The public can check for updates by calling their local fire district, calling LRAPA 541-736-1056, or visiting the LRAPA website at http://www.LRAPA.org.
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