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Open burning means any burning in open, outdoor fires. This includes burning in barrels, outdoor burning when combustion air is not effectively controlled and combustion products that are not effectively vented through a stack or chimney.
Depending on where you live, there may be bans or restrictions in place for open burning to keep air healthy to breath. Certain areas of the state, such as Oregon Department of Forestry fire protection districts, do not allow burning or may require permits.
Cities, counties and local fire districts also have their own restrictions on open burning.
Can I Burn? Mapping Tool
Contact your Regional DEQ Office if you have a question on current burn restrictions, receiving an open burn permit, local options for alternatives to burning, etc.
For Statewide Open Burning policy or questions on OAR 340-264, email DEQ.
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