OPEN BURNING CLOSURE- MAY 1st
Fire restrictions for the City of Prineville and Crook County will begin May 1st. All burn piles will be prohibited and burn barrels will be restricted to the morning hours until Noon. Crook County Fire & Rescue would like to remind people that they are responsible for their burning and to be a good neighbor. It is against the law to conduct any burning that unreasonably interferes with the enjoyment of life or property, creates a public or private nuisance, or is a hazard to public safety. Also, please be advised that Oregon Law restricts any burning of household garbage.
The Crook County Outdoor Burning Regulations lists all the restrictions and details for the City of Prineville and Crook County, and must be obtained prior to burning. Community members wishing to burn can pick up a copy at any Crook County Fire Station or online at www.crookcountyfireandrescue.com. Also on the website are several links to statewide provisions regarding open burning, including an air quality index guide and fact sheet provided by the Department of Environmental Quality. Property owners bordering State and Federal lands need to verify fire restrictions with those agencies, as they are typically more restrictive. Their phone numbers can be found in the Crook County Outdoor Burn Regulations.
Crook County Fire and Rescue appreciates the efforts of many individual community members and community associations in working to make their neighborhoods safe. Again, open burning with in the City of Prineville and Crook County will close May 1st. Thank you.