The Goal of the Alfalfa Fire Districts burn policy is to support the need of the community to do open outdoor burning and to assist everyone in safe burning.
Types/Status of Outdoor Burning:
- Recreational fires/campfires- No permit required- OPEN
- Burn barrels- No permit required- OPEN
- Debris piles- No permit required-OPEN
- Field/ditch-No permit required-OPEN. Please let the AFD know if you are going do this type of burning. We can help you with a burn plan.
- Agricultural ( cereal grain residue or grass seed) This type of burn needs a permit from the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
Guidelines for open outdoor burning:
- Please check the AFD website prior to burning to confirm that outdoor burning is allowed based on fire danger and air quality.
- Outdoor debris pile burning is not allowed during fire season- usually June to mid October.
- Recreational fires such as backyard camp fires are allowed during fire season. The exception is when fire danger is extreme and ALL outdoor burning is prohibited.
- You are always responsible for your burn.
- The AFD Fire Chief and Firefighters have the authority to stop any burn they deem a fire hazard.
- Please see our “Burn Recommendations” page for tips on burning.
- Your burn must not be a nuisance to your neighbors.
- If you plan a large debris pile burn please contact the Fire Chief by phone (541 280 7362) or by email- firstname.lastname@example.org so that we are aware of the burn and can possibly schedule a fire engine to standby if needed.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) NEVER allows the following materials to burned:
plastic, tires, garbage, tires, dead animals, petroleum products, industrial waste
Please go the DEQ website for more info:
DEQ fact sheet:
Important Phone Numbers:
Ron Thompson, Fire Chief 541-280-7362
DEQ- Bend office 541-388-6146
Do not hesitate to call 911 if your burn gets out of control