By News-Register staff • 

Burn ban now in place


The Yamhill County Fire Defense Board, in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Forestry, has enacted a burn ban within Yamhill County.

Following that decision, all fire jurisdictions will ban outdoor burning within their jurisdiction, including areas in Polk County served by Amity, Dayton, Sheridan, and West Valley Fire Districts.

The Burn Ban covers all burning including, but not limited to, the following situations:

1. Individuals normally allowed to backyard burn

2. Individuals normally allowed to burn agricultural waste

3. Individuals with a Hardship Permit issued by DEQ

The burn ban does not include backyard fire pits. Individuals intending to burn in this manner should always exercise caution with fire sources. Individuals found burning during the burn ban may be issued a citation and/or found liable for any property loss damage and suppression costs resulting from a fire.

The burn ban will remain in effect until significant rains and cooler temperatures minimize the fire danger in the fall.