Backyard burning in the Hoodland Fire District is Closed!
Recreational Fires are still allowed as long as the fire danger is low.
Always call the HFD burn information line before you burn! (503) 622-3463
Recreational fires need to be constantly attended by a competent person, until the material is completely burned out or extinguished.
Adequate provisions should be made to prevent the fire from spreading. These provisions may include a fire line around the burn area and having such items as a charged hose line, shovels, or other fire tools available during the burn.
WARNING: GASOLINE AND OTHER FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS ARE VERY VOLATILE AND DANGEROUS. DO NOT USE FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS TO START YOUR FIRE.
Burning of UNCUT grass brush or vegetation is prohibited.
The following materials are prohibited from being burned:
- Rubber products
- Household garbage
- Petroleum & petroleum-treated materials
- Industrial waste
- Any material that creates dense smoke or noxious odors.
Open burning violations can result in penalties of up to $10,000 per day. D.E.Q. has the authority under state law to prohibit open burning anywhere in the state on a day to day basis. The Fire Chief or HFD authorized personnel may revoke or suspend any permit whenever, in their judgment, any violation warrants such action.
To report a smoke complaint, call DEQ at (503) 229-5393 or (888) 997-7888.