Wednesday, May 8, 2019

No burning this weekend in Yamhill County

The Yamhill County Fire Defense Board, in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Forestry, will enact a Burn Ban within Yamhill County effective this Thursday May 9, 2019 at 12:01am until Sunday May 12, 2019 at 11:59pm. All fire jurisdictions will ban outdoor burning within their Yamhill County jurisdictions, including areas in Polk County served by Amity, Dayton, Sheridan, and West Valley Fire Districts. The Burn Ban covers all burning including, but not limited to, the following situations:

1. Individuals normally allowed to backyard burn
2. Individuals normally allowed to burn agricultural waste
3. Individuals with a Hardship Permit issued by DEQ

The Burn Ban does not include recreational burning (backyard / outdoor fire pits). Individuals intending to burn in this manner should always exercise caution with fire sources.