Recreational Fire Guidelines
Recreational fires are allowed in the Lake Chinook District
The following regulations must be followed:
- Recreational fires are limited to burning of dry, seasoned wood, with a total fuel area of three (3) feet or less in diameter and two (2) feet in height, for the purpose of cooking, pleasure or religious ceremonies.
- No garbage, asphalt, petroleum products, paints, rubber products, tires, plastic, paper products, plywood, finished lumber, or particle board may be burned.
- Burning of yard waste / yard materials in a recreational pit is prohibited, including grass clippings, needle cast, brush and limbs.
- Recreational fires shall be allowed EXCEPT when the Fire Chief or designee determines dangerous conditions exist. During severe fire conditions all outdoor open burning is banned.
- You are required to call the fire prevention / fire restriction line at 541-410-5077 prior to your recreational fire. A current outdoor burning permit is required.
- Recreational fires must be 15 feet away from any structure.
- Recreational fire pits shall be located not less than ten (10) feet from any adjoining property lines, fences, or decks with no overhead branches.
- Recreational fire pits shall be constructed of concrete, stone, or approved non-combustible material.
- The bottom of the pit may be of sand, or mineral earth.
- The recreational fire pit shall not exceed three (3) feet in diameter. The depth of the pit shall be a minimum of four (4) inches and capable of containing all burned material. ( no limbs or brush should extend over the pit area).
- Recreational fire pits shall be maintained in good condition at all times.
- Fire extinguishing equipment such as buckets, shovels, or garden hoses shall be readily available for use at recreational fires.
Recreational fire pits shall be constantly attended by a person knowledgeable in the use of fire extinguishing equipment required by this section. An attendant shall supervise a recreational fire until such fire has been completely extinguished. Don't let your campfire become a wildfire! Put your Recreational fire dead-out. How to extinguish your fire. Learn More >>
Report an illegal burning violation
Lake Chinook Fire & Rescue is authorized to order extinguishment of open burning that creates or adds to a hazardous situation. If you wish to report a suspected illegal burning violation, call the non-emergency dispatch phone number at 541-475-2201.
You are required to call 541-410-5077 daily for current fire restrictions
As Fire Restrictions Can Change Overnight