A: Burning season dates can be found here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some common questions that are asked, please contact us if you have any questions that are not addressed below.
A: The purpose of the new burn policy is to prohibit fires that emit smoke that create a nuisance or are hazardous to our health.
A: Paper, cardboard, and yard debris which includes limbs, twigs, and cut trees shrubbery.
A: No, leaves and grass clipping create smoke that can be a nuisance as well as this smoke has been found to be hazardous to our health.
A: If you cut down your burn barrel you can burn paper and cardboard only. Limbs, twigs, and cut tree shrubbery only can be burned in a burn barrel as long as only yard debris is burned, barrel is in good shape and a screen is used.
A: All open burning shall be constantly supervised until the fire is dead out.
A: Safety equipment shall be readily available during burning for use in extinguishing the fire. A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher with a minimum 4-A rating or other approved on-site fire extinguishing equipment such as water, garden hose or water truck shall be available for immediate utilization.
A: 15 feet from a structure
A: Businesses can burn tumbleweeds and brush only. Open burning of construction, demolition and commercial waste within the City of Hermiston and within a three (3) mile radius of the City of Hermiston requires an open burn letter from Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ).
A: Yes, under special circumstances, please contact the Fire Marshal for assistance.