ODF Concerned About Backyard Burns

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — It may have been raining on Tuesday, but staff at the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) say it won’t be enough to bring us up to where we need to be this time of year. The dry season has them concerned. And some ODF representatives say sometimes the cold weather and just … Continue reading »

LRAPA Allows Backyard Burning

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) says the recent rain will allow open backyard burning in some areas of Lane County, starting Wednesday. LRAPA says generally speaking, the burning season runs from Oct. 1 until Jun. 15, but those dates often fluctuate depending on the weather. For instance, the mostly dry … Continue reading »

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 »

Open Burning Season Ends Saturday

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Open burning season will draw to a close on Saturday, June 15, meaning residents will have to find other ways to dispose of their wood and yard debris. Sally Markos with the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency said that this spring has been one of the driest on record, despite the … Continue reading »

Burn Ban Lifted Temporarily

EUGENE, Ore. — Backyard burning will once again be allowed in Lane County starting Friday, May 24. A ban went into effect early this year because of the hot and dry conditions. The Lane County Defense Board lifted the ban because of all the rain we’ve seen the past two days. The areas that were … Continue reading »

Benton County Early Burn Ban

  BENTON COUNTY, Ore.– An early burn ban is in effect in Benton County due to dry conditions. This year has seen an active and early fire season. “Over the weekend, the state of Oregon had over 36 grass fires that were related to burning,”┬ásaid Corvallis Fire Marshall Jeff Prechel. The Forest Service has deemed … Continue reading »