Fire season began in Clatsop County Wednesday, June 14, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry.
Fire season is declared each year when conditions of fire hazard exist. This declaration affects all lands, both public and private, in Northwest Oregon.
This declaration is about two to three weeks ahead of when fire season typically begins in this area, but the warm and dry weather has resulted in increased fire danger.
Open debris burning is NOT allowed since Wednesday, June 14.
Burn barrels require a burning permit, which you can obtain through the Oregon Department of Forestry or a local fire department, depending on the location of your residence.
For rural residences using burn barrels, only metal barrels in good condition covered by heavy mesh screens with holes no larger than one-quarter inch are acceptable. A charged water supply and hand tools are required to be onsite.