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Backyard Burning

Backyard burn season is CLOSED June 16th 2024 through October 15th 2024.  

May contain: fire, flame, and bonfire

Backyard Burning is the building and burning piles of yard debris consisting of branches, brush, stumps, and other vegetation.  It is regulated daily by the DEQ and ARF&R.  No backyard burning is ever allowed outside of burn season or during a BURN BAN.   

During backyard burning season, the Adair Rural Fire & Rescue District follows the daily DEQ advisory for “backyard burning”.  However,  Adair's Chief Harris also has the authority to make a local decision burning will not be allowed, which will be clearly announced at the top of  this webpage.  


Steps to determine if backyard burning is allowed in the Adair Rural Fire & Rescue District:

1) Determine if burning season open or closed. Burning season is currently closed until October 15, 2024,

2) If burning season is open, go to the ODF/DEQ website for the daily approval and hours.  See sample below.  Locate the section: “Backyard burning inside special control areas:” and follow the regulations for that day.  The website will say in bold if backyard burning is allowed and during what times.  The ODF/DEQ website uses the phrase "when allowed locally".  Burning is allowed locally in the Adair Fire district unless specifically stated on this Adair Fire webpage. 

3) NOTE:  Adair does not have a recorded burning status phone line.  There is no need to call the fire station to get daily backyard burning information as indicated on the ODF/DEQ  website.     

Sample document for Willamette Valley open burning announcement with guidelines and checkboxes.

 Do not ignite piles on hot or windy days and constantly monitor your fire.

You may not burn waste from commerical establishments, construction or demolition debris. No garbage!

The DEQ specifically prohibits the following:

  • Rubber and plastic products.
  • Tires.
  • Wet garbage.
  • Petroleum and petroleum-treated materials.
  • Asphalt or industrial waste.
  • Any material that creates dense smoke or noxious odors.

It is against the law to conduct any open burning that:

  • Unreasonably interferes with enjoyment of life or property.
  • Creates a public or private nuisance.
  • Creates a hazard to public safety.