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Backyard Burning

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”.  Adair's Chief Harris also has the authority to make a local decision burning will not be allowed that will be clearly announced on 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. 

2) If burning season is open, go to “Willamette Valley Open Burning Announcement” http://smkmgt.com/burn.php for the daily yes/no and hours advsiory.

3) 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.

4) 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 DEQ smkmgt  website.  Adair follows the information posted in the section “Backyard burning inside special control areas.”   

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

You may not burn wast from commerical establishemnts, construction and 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.