Fire danger puts early end to outdoor burning season

Friday, June 14, marked the last day for outdoor burning for most Lane County residents until October.

The season closed one day early this year due to elevated fire danger; the season will re-open Oct. 1 pending the end of wildfire season.

During the closed season, yard debris can be disposed of at one of several local debris collection or recycling centers, such as Lane Forest Products, Rexius or Lane County’s transfer stations and dump sites. Composting and chipping are always encouraged.

Residents who burn during the closed season are subject to violations ranging from $50 to $2,500 or more.

The Lane County Fire Defense Board will decide if the season will open on time on the first of October or delay opening due to high fire risks.

People can check on the season’s status by going online at or calling the LRAPA daily open burning advisory line at 541-726-3976. Coastal residents can call 541-997-1757.