Thursday, September 21, 2017 (21:19:49)

Posted by ragnew

CAMP FIRES ARE NOW ALLOWED ON LANGDON LAKE PROPERTY. Please read the below news release from the Oregon Department of Forestry.

September 20, 2017

State of Oregon
Kate Brown, Governor

Department of Forestry
Northeast Oregon District
611 20th Street La Grande, OR 97850 Phone: (541) 963-3168
FAX: (541) 962-1058

Contact: Jamie Knight, (541) 786-2039

Fire season remains in effect, however Oregon Department of Forestry’s additional fire restrictions are terminated

While cooler and wetter conditions have arrived throughout the region, fire season remains in effect for private, state, county, municipal and tribal lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in northeast Oregon. Due to the change in the weather, the additional restrictions of the Regulated-Use Closure have been terminated as of 12:01 am, September 21, 2017. ODF’s general fire season restrictions mean that burn permits are required for all open fires (except campfires), debris burns and burn barrels. ODF will still need to issue a burn permit for any open burns or burn barrels within the protection district until weather conditions warrant an end to fire season. Campfires fires are now allowed with landowner permission.

Steve Meyer, Baker Wildland Fire Supervisor, cautions “The recent moisture we’ve received has really improved fire danger conditions. However, those conditions can change rapidly with a spell of hot and dry weather, or a wind event. There’s still a need to use caution when having a campfire or lighting a burn barrel or debris pile. This is the time of year when human caused fire numbers can really increase.”

The Northeast Oregon District includes lands in the following counties: Union, Baker, Umatilla, Wallowa and small portions of Grant, Morrow and Malheur counties.

To obtain a burn permit from ODF, call your local ODF office: La Grande Unit (541)963-3168
Baker City Sub-Unit (541)523-5831 Wallowa Unit (541)886-2881

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