Seasonal Outdoor Burn Ban to Start July 11, 2022
2022 Outdoor Burning Ban
It is anticipated that summer weather patterns will dry fuels and increase the risk for fire spread. The burn ban is intended to reduce human fire starts by restricting some activities related to agriculture operations and open burning.
Recreational fires will be allowed within the landscaped footprint of a residential yard so long as recreational fire regulations are followed. Recreational fires must be in designated fire pits:
· Can be no larger than 3 feet in diameter with flames not to exceed 2 feet in height and should be a minimum of 25 feet from any combustible material.
· Only clean, natural wood that is short enough to fit within the fire pit is allowed to be burned.
· Recreational fires must be attended at all times by a responsible, sober, non-impaired adult with suitable on-site fire extinguishing equipment such as a working garden hose.
· Burning of garbage, yard debris, construction material including processed wood is not considered recreational burning.
· Backyard barbecues including charcoal and propane power units are allowed.
Open burning will be prohibited as of July 11, 2022 and until further notice, at which time another announcement will come. It is encouraging that the public avoid recreational fires on dry, windy days when fires are more likely to escape. Fine fuels such as green grass can easily ignite when the humidity is low and winds are strong. When drier weather conditions result in a more significant fire hazard, recreational burning may be more tightly regulated or banned completely.
Escaped fires of any kind resulting in property damage may result in individual financial responsibility. Commercial burning such as slash burns will be closed.
The Sauvie Island Fire District shall be implementing a ban on outdoor burning starting Monday, July 11th, 2022. This shall be our annual seasonal ban on burning.
Ban on Outdoor Burning
Starts July 11, 2022