Outdoor debris burning within the City of Bend will open Wednesday morning, November 1st. Gary Marshall, City of Bend Fire Marshal said that regulations prescribed by the City of Bend will allow outdoor burning of approved debris for 20 days within the month of November if weather conditions are favorable as determined by the fire department and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
Marshall also noted that residents should be aware that fires can, and often do escape, therefore citizens should make an extra effort to contain their debris fire and follow the requirements within the outdoor burning safety regulations which are available at all Bend fire stations.
Once preventative measures have been taken to prevent the fire from escaping, call the Outdoor Burning Information Line at 322-6335 to confirm that burning is allowed. Please remember that debris burning is required to be supervised and extinguished by dark. Noncompliance of fire protection regulations may result in a citation with a fine up to $500.00.
As a reminder to all Central Oregon residents, Marshall advises that regulations may vary between governmental jurisdictions within the central Oregon area. Please contact your local fire agency for specific requirements and closures.