Backyard Burning Season Returns

EUGENE, Ore. – Lane County’s open burning season begins Tuesday, Oct. 1. The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency says it’s now safe for people to burn those piles of branches and leaves they’ve been saving up all summer. But they’re warning residents to be up to date with the most recommended and or legal burning … Continue reading »

Backyard Burn Gets Out of Control

LEBANON, Ore. – Lebanon Fire Crews responded to a structure fire caused by an out-of-control backyard burn Tuesday. Around 2 p.m. crews responded to a possible house fire in the 900 block of West Isabella Street. When they arrived, firefighters found the backyard and a utility shed on fire. The fire was quickly spreading towards … Continue reading »

LRAPA Lifts Outdoor Burning Ban

EUGENE, Ore. — The backyard burning ban has been lifted in Lane County. Lane Regional Air Protection Agency says the open burning season begins Monday, Oct. 15. Backyard burning is allowed for most residents who live outside the Urban Growth Boundary of Eugene and Springfield, LRAPA says, but it’s not allowed year-round within Eugene and … Continue reading »

Backyard Burn Ban Still in Effect

BENTON COUNTY, Ore. — A burn ban is still in effect for Linn, Benton and Marion counties. The Oregon Department of Forestry is reminding residents that even though summer is over, backyard debris burning is still banned until further notice due to dry weather. The department says because there has been little rain, fire danger … Continue reading »