Fire season to start; burning season to end June 1st
May 21,2006 00:00 by Bend Weekly Sources
Summer fire restrictions begin June 1 for the City of Bend and Deschutes County Fire District #2, officials announced Friday. Open burning within the Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District #2 will close Wednesday, May 31st at dark.

Fire Marshal Gary Marshall said due to the increasing fire danger, the Bend Fire Department will go into a regulated burning closure and declare Fire Season to begin June 1.

People who want to burn debris shall call the burning information line at 322-6335. Regulated closure may close burning on a day by day basis until June 1 due to weather and fire danger for the day.

No backyard debris, commercial or agricultural burning will be allowed within the City of Bend or Fire District #2 after May 31. Burning will remain closed until after fire season. Approved small warming and cooking fires will be permitted when safety regulations are in compliance.

As a reminder to all central Oregon residents, Bend Fire Department advises that regulations may vary between fire protection jurisdictions. Please contact your local, state or federal fire agency for specific requirements and closures.