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Spring burning window announced for Klamath

Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) just announced the 2019 Spring open burning window.

Posted: Apr 5, 2019 8:58 AM
Updated: Oct 1, 2020 9:47 AM

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Twice each year there are open burn windows that allow Klamath County residents the opportunity to burn yard waste. Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) just announced the 2019 Spring open burning window. It begins 8 a.m. Saturday, April 13, and ends 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28.

Public Health officials have set the following guidelines for the open burning window:

1. The air quality advisory must be green. The daily advisory is available at 541-882-BURN (2876).
2. Only residential yard waste, such as tree limbs, brush, and leaves may be burned.
3. All burning must occur between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
4. No trash, plastic, rubber, tar, petroleum products, treated or painted wood may be burned.
5. The use of burn barrels is prohibited.
6. The burning of commercial, construction, demolition or industrial waste is not included in this burn window. Burning for these purposes requires a special permit from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality; contact Bonnie Hough at the DEQ office in Bend at 541-633-2016.
7. Agricultural burning inside the Air Quality Zone is prohibited without a certificate of variance issued by Klamath County Public Health.

Fire District guidelines for public safety are:

1. The wind must be between four and 10 mph. For wind speed call 541-883-8127.
2. There must be a pressurized water hose at the fire site at all times.
3. A responsible adult must be present at the fire from the first flame until the fire is extinguished.
4. The burn pile shall be no larger than six feet in diameter and four feet high.
5. There must be a six-foot clear area surrounding the base of the pile and the pile must be at least 20 feet from combustible fences and buildings.
6. The person conducting any burning is responsible for damage and the cost of an out of control burn as well as traffic problems and other hazards caused by the smoke.

The open burn window may be cancelled at any time due to air quality or fire hazard conditions. KCPH reminds people that the smoke from burning yard debris is equally as harmful to lungs as cigarette smoke. The annual free Spring Clean Up day is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Klamath County Solid Waste is allowing free dumping, including yard debris, at Klamath County Landfill, Chemult Landfill and Klamath County Outlying Transfer Stations. Those include Beatty, Bonanza, Chiloquin, Crescent, Keno, Merrill, Odessa and Sprague River. No commercial loads will be accepted.

During the open burn window, residents should check with their local Fire District or the City of Klamath Falls (inside the city limits) for additional restrictions. Phone numbers for these agencies include: Klamath County Fire District No. 1 541-885-2056; Klamath County Fire District No. 4 541-884-1670; Klamath County Public Health 541-883-1122; City of Klamath Falls Code Enforcement 541-883-5358.

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