October 13, 2017 4:10 a.m.
Douglas County Fire District No. 2 has removed the district wide burn ban that has been in place since July.
Fire Marshal Ray Shoufler says weather conditions have brought about cooler temperatures and increased moisture, but he still urges people to use extra caution when burning and to comply with all applicable burning regulations.
Shoufler says that District No. 2 tries to follow the burn restrictions and dates used by the Douglas Forest Protective Association in order to maintain consistency and avoid confusion among the public. That agency and the Umpqua National Forest ended Fire Season at the end of the day on Wednesday.
Shoufler says that residential burning should include dry yard debris, trimmings and clippings only. The burning of standing berry vines, grass or weeds, paper, wood products, plastics, auto parts, tires, garbage and a number of other items are prohibited. Backyard burning may not be done on someone else’s property or on vacant lots.
Fires need to be supervised by an adult at all times. Tools and or garden hoses to control or extinguish the fire must be available on site at all times.
Call Douglas County Fire District No. 2 for more detailed information on burning regulations.