RESIDENTIAL & AGRICULTURAL BURNING:
A NOT a Burn Day
BURN LINE: 541-278-6397
Last update: 05/22/2022 06:30:44 AM
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The designation of a Burn or No Burn day shall apply to all areas of the county. The following days will automatically constitute No Burn days:
- Air stagnation days. Days that are designated by the National Weather Service.
- Fire Safety Days. Days on which the State Fire Marshall, his designated agent, or the Board of Commissioners has determined burning should be prohibited based on general fire safety conditions.
- Haze reduction days. The following days will be Haze Reduction Days:
- Pendleton Round-Up. Open burning covered by this permit, is prohibited county wide from the Saturday preceding Round-Up through the Sunday following Round-Up.
- National Holidays. Memorial Day weekend (Saturday through Monday). July 4th (Independence Day). Labor Day weekend (Saturday through Monday).
- Other Festivals & Events. For the events listed below, no open burning will be allowed within a radius of three miles of the event site, nor within 5 miles generally upwind of the site.
- Umatilla County Fair & Farm City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston).
- Fort Henrietta Days Celebration (Echo).
- Hermiston Days
- OSU/USDA Experimental Station Research Field Day (Adams).
- Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation events (to be identified and applied for inclusion on a yearly basis).
- Caledonian Games (Athena).
- Muddy-Frogwater Festival (Milton-Freewater).
- Walla Walla County Fair (Walla Walla)