Limited burning begins Thursday

The Burn Ban will be lifted effective at midnight on Thursday, September 26th. This will allow burning in barrels and residential debris piles initially from dawn to 11:00am. Any burning of agricultural piles or other large piles will still be at the discretion of the permitting agency. Slash piles which require smoke management registration through Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) will not be allowed until later.

You will still need a current burning permit for barrels and small piles. Please remember all fires must be extinguished by 11:00am.

Please call 541-478-3333 to obtain a burning permit.

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Fire Restrictions – Regulated Closure

STATE OF OREGON

DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY

FIRE RESTRICTIONS

REGULATED CLOSURE PROCLAMATION

Number 02 

Effective 12:01 a.m., PDT, August 7, 2019

By virtue of the authority vested in me under the provisions of ORS 477.535 to 477.550, I hereby proclaim a Regulated Closure to be in effect in the following subject area:

All lands protected by the Central Oregon Forest Protection District, and all forestland within one-eighth mile thereof.

Under this Regulated Closure it is unlawful to be in violation of the following restrictions:

  • Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads.
  • Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except in designated areas.  Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed. Open fires are allowed if conducted in compliance with a valid Burning Permit issued pursuant to ORS 477.515.
  • Chainsaw use is prohibited, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Chainsaw use is permitted at all other hours, if the following firefighting equipment is present with each operating saw: one axe, one shovel, and one operational 8 ounce or larger fire extinguisher.  In addition, a fire watch is required at least one hour following the use of each saw.
  • Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.  At all other times the area is to be cleared of flammable vegetation and the following fire equipment is required: one axe, one shovel, and one operational 2 ½ pound or larger fire extinguisher in good working order.  
  • Use of motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, is prohibited, except on improved roads and except for vehicle use by a landowner and employees of the landowner upon their own land while conducting activities associated with their livelihood. 
  • Possession of the following firefighting equipment is required while traveling in a motorized vehicle, except on federal and state highways, county roads and driveways: one shovel and one gallon of water or one operational 2½ pound or larger fire extinguisher, except all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles which must be equipped with an approved spark arrestor in good working condition.
  • Mowing of dried grass with power driven equipment is prohibited, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., except for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops.
  • Use of fireworks is prohibited.
  • Blasting is prohibited.
  • Any electric fence controller in use shall be: 1) Listed be a nationally recognized testing laboratory or be certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services; and 2) Operated in compliance with manufacturer’s instructions.

Aside from these restrictions, also prohibited throughout fire season is backyard debris burning, the use of exploding targets and tracer ammunition.

The State Forester or an authorized representative may, in writing, approve a modification or waiver of these requirements.

These restrictions shall remain in effect until replaced, suspended, or terminated by an additional proclamation of the State Forester or an authorized representative.

Maps of the subject area may be viewed at the State Forester’s Office, in Salem, Oregon, and at principal offices of the Forest Protection District.

Definitions of words and phrases used in this proclamation may be found in ORS 477.001, OAR 629-041-0005.

Rob Pentzer / District Forester

Central Oregon District

Oregon Department of Forestry

August 7, 2019

 

Fire Restrictions Extended

STATE OF OREGON

DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY

FIRE RESTRICTIONS

REGULATED CLOSURE PROCLAMATION

Number 01

Effective 12:01 a.m., PDT, June 29, 2019

By virtue of the authority vested in me under the provisions of ORS 477.535 to 477.550, I hereby proclaim a Regulated Closure to be in effect in the following subject area:

All lands protected by the Central Oregon Forest Protection District, and all forestland within one-eighth mile thereof.

Under this Regulated Closure it is unlawful to be in violation of the following restrictions:

  • Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads.
  • Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except in designated areas. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed. Open fires are allowed if conducted in compliance with a valid Burning Permit issued pursuant to ORS 477.515.
  • Chainsaw use is prohibited, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Chainsaw use is permitted at all other hours, if the following firefighting equipment is present with each operating saw: one axe, one shovel, and one operational 8 ounce or larger fire extinguisher. In addition, a fire watch is required at least one hour following the use of each saw.
  • Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. At all other times the area is to be cleared of flammable vegetation and the following fire equipment is required: one axe, one shovel, and one operational 2 ½ pound or larger fire extinguisher in good working order.
  • Use of motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, is prohibited, except on improved roads and except for vehicle use by a landowner and employees of the landowner upon their own land while conducting activities associated with their livelihood.
  • Possession of the following firefighting equipment is required while traveling in a motorized vehicle, except on federal and state highways, county roads and driveways: one shovel and one gallon of water or one operational 2½ pound or larger fire extinguisher, except all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles which must be equipped with an approved spark arrestor in good working condition.
  • Mowing of dried grass with power driven equipment is prohibited, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., except for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops.
  • Use of fireworks is prohibited.
  • Blasting is prohibited.
  • Any electric fence controller in use shall be: 1) Listed be a nationally recognized testing laboratory or be certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services; and 2) Operated in compliance with manufacturer’s instructions.

Aside from these restrictions, also prohibited throughout fire season is backyard debris burning, the use of exploding targets and tracer ammunition.

The State Forester or an authorized representative may, in writing, approve a modification or waiver of these requirements.

These restrictions shall remain in effect until replaced, suspended, or terminated by an additional proclamation of the State Forester or an authorized representative.

Maps of the subject area may be viewed at the State Forester’s Office, in Salem, Oregon, and at principal offices of the Forest Protection District.

Definitions of words and phrases used in this proclamation may be found in ORS 477.001, OAR 629-041-0005.

Rob Pentzer / District Forester

Central Oregon District

Oregon Department of Forestry

June 26, 2019

Jane Herman

Mosier Fire lost a beloved volunteer. Jane Herman passed away recently. She was one of the early EMTs for the district back when it was the Mosier City Fire Department. She enjoyed helping everyone she met whether on an incident or at the station. She helped in many areas of the district. She filled role secretary for the district safety committee, along with assisting with the Fire Board.

Jane’s volunteerism is not measured in size but by depth of her commitment to make a difference to her community.

Your memory will always live on in our hearts.

There will be a service at 11:00am March 2 2019 at Anderson’s Tribute center in Hood River then Idlewild cemetery. After the service there will be a potluck at the Mosier Grange Hall.

Termination of Fire Season

Fire Season is officially over. Below find the formal notice from ODF. Please contact the Fire Chief at 541-478-3333 for a burn permit before doing any burning. Business hours are generally 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday; if you get our voicemail please leave a message.

STATE OF OREGON
DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
TERMINATION OF FIRE SEASON
Number 16
Effective 12:01 a.m., PDT, October 12, 2018
WHEREAS, it has been determined by the State Forester that conditions of fire hazard no longer exist on the following described:
CENTRAL OREGON FOREST PROTECTION DISTRICT.
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority invested in me by the provisions of ORS 477.505, do hereby terminate Fire Season on the above described lands.
Nancy Hirsch, Deputy State Forester
Oregon Department of Forestry
October 10, 2018

ODF Regulated Use Terminates at 12:01 October 9

The Oregon Department of Forestry, Central Oregon District, will terminate Regulated Use Closure (Public Restrictions) effective at 12:01 Tuesday October 9, 2018.

As a result of terminating Regulated Use, the following activities will no longer be restricted.

  • Campfires, charcoal and cooking fires are allowed.
  • Chainsaws can be used all day long.
  • Cutting, grinding and welding can occur all day long.
  • Motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles can be driven off road.
  • Mowing of dried grass is can occur all day long.
  • Fireworks and blasting are no longer restricted.

Fire Season is still in effect at this time (which requires fire equipment on logging sites with a fire watch).

In addition, the burn ban in Hood River and Wasco counties are still in effect at this time.

ODF tightens Public Use Restrictions

STATE OF OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY

FIRE RESTRICTIONS REGULATED CLOSURE PROCLAMATION

Number 02

Effective 12:01 a.m., PDT, July 20th, 2018

By virtue of the authority vested in me under the provisions of ORS 477.535 to 477.550, I hereby proclaim a Regulated Closure to be in effect in the following subject area: All lands protected by the Central Oregon Forest Protection District, and all forestland within one-eighth mile thereof.

Under this Regulated Closure it is unlawful to be in violation of the following restrictions:

 Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads.

 Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except in designated areas. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed. Open fires are allowed if conducted in compliance with a valid Burning Permit issued pursuant to ORS 477.515.

 Chainsaw use is prohibited, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Chainsaw use is permitted at all other hours, if the following firefighting equipment is present with each operating saw: one axe, one shovel, and one operational 8 ounce or larger fire extinguisher. In addition, a fire watch is required at least one hour following the use of each saw.

 Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. At all other times the area is to be cleared of flammable vegetation and the following fire equipment is required: one axe, one shovel, and one operational 2 ½ pound or larger fire extinguisher in good working order.

 Use of motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, is prohibited, except on improved roads and except for vehicle use by a landowner and employees of the landowner upon their own land while conducting activities associated with their livelihood.

 Possession of the following firefighting equipment is required while traveling in a motorized vehicle, except on federal and state highways, county roads and driveways: one shovel and one gallon of water or one operational 2½ pound or larger fire extinguisher, except all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles which must be equipped with an approved spark arrestor in good working condition.

 Mowing of dried grass with power driven equipment is prohibited, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., except for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops.

 Use of fireworks is prohibited.

 Blasting is prohibited.

 Any electric fence controller in use shall be: 1) Listed be a nationally recognized testing laboratory or be certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services; and 2) Operated in compliance with manufacturer’s instructions.

Aside from these restrictions, also prohibited throughout fire season is backyard debris burning, the use of exploding targets and tracer ammunition. (Backyard debris burning is allowed by permit only).

The State Forester or an authorized representative may, in writing, approve a modification or waiver of these requirements.

These restrictions shall remain in effect until replaced, suspended, or terminated by an additional proclamation of the State Forester or an authorized representative.

Maps of the subject area may be viewed at the State Forester’s Office, in Salem, Oregon, and at principal offices of the Forest Protection District.

Definitions of words and phrases used in this proclamation may be found in ORS 477.001, OAR 629-041-0005.

Michael Shaw/District Forester Central Oregon District Oregon Department of Forestry July 18, 2018