Today July 12th and Tomorrow July 13

is NOT A Good Burn Day 

For Agricultural Burning 

NOT A Good Burn Day


Check with your local fire district for further regulations on burning.

BURN LINE: 541-278-6397

Last update:  07/12/2024 5:05 AM

If the burn line message or information has not been updated today, please click "Update" or call 541-966-3651

Renew Your Permit:

Burn Permit   For residential burning.

Smoke Management Permit  For agricultural burning (or any burning over 2 acres).

Smoke Management & Burn Permits can be processed electronically. Email permit applications to:

If you wish to pay by credit or debit card we can email a link to our secure payment portal.

Staff is available to answer your questions by phone at 541-278-6252.

Wildfire Smoke advisories & Air Quality information is a resource for statewide information on air quality, all smoke advisories that are issued and a map showing any wildfires currently burning in Oregon.

Designated Burn/No Burn Days

The designation of a Burn or No Burn day shall apply to all areas of the county. The following days will automatically constitute No Burn days:

  • Air stagnation days. Days that are designated by the National Weather Service.
  • Fire Safety Days. Days on which the State Fire Marshall, his designated agent, or the Board of Commissioners has determined burning should be prohibited based on general fire safety conditions.
  • Haze reduction days. The following days will be Haze Reduction Days:
    • Pendleton Round-Up. Open burning covered by this permit, is prohibited county wide from the Saturday preceding Round-Up through the Sunday following Round-Up.
    • National Holidays. Memorial Day weekend (Saturday through Monday). July 4th (Independence Day). Labor Day weekend (Saturday through Monday).
    • Other Festivals & Events. For the events listed below, no open burning will be allowed within a radius of three miles of the event site, nor within 5 miles generally upwind of the site.
      • Umatilla County Fair & Farm City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston).
      • Fort Henrietta Days Celebration (Echo).
      • Hermiston Days
      • OSU/USDA Experimental Station Research Field Day (Adams).
      • Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation events (to be identified and applied for inclusion on a yearly basis).
      • Caledonian Games (Athena).
      • Muddy-Frogwater Festival (Milton-Freewater).
      • Walla Walla County Fair (Walla Walla)