ROSEBURG, Ore.. -- The City of Roseburg Fire Department will issue residential burn permits from October 1-31.
These permits are issued for seven days at a cost of $73.
Residential yard waste is the only material that may be burned.
Prohibited items include standing berry vines, paper, wood, plastics, tires, standing grass, weeds, construction material, and material from lot clearing.
Burning may not be done on vacant lots or the property of another.
Fires must be monitored by a competent adult and extinguished prior to darkness.
Tools to control or extinguish the fire must be on-site whenever there is material burning.
Burn barrels are never allowed inside City limits, and anyone burning trash or burning without a permit may be subject to a fine and/or legal action.
"Additionally, due diligence must be exercised while burning, even with a permit, as fire can quickly get out of control, and the person responsible for the fire may be subject to fines, legal action, or restitution," the fire department said.
If possible, residents are urged to utilize alternatives to burning, such as composting, chipping, mulching, or transporting the debris to the Douglas County Landfill. More information on these options can be found at http://www.recyclepower.org/wood.asp.
To request a burning permit in the City of Roseburg, call (541) 492-6770 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.