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Area fire chiefs re-open recreational burning

The Sisters-Camp Sherman and Cloverdale rural fire protection districts reopened recreational burning — not including yard debris — on Friday, September 25, in all areas within the Sisters-Camp Sherman and Cloverdale fire districts.

This does not include Forest Service land or campgrounds, including the Tract Cabins in Camp Sherman. Earlier this month several local fire agencies banned all burning including recreational fires due to red flag warnings and extreme predicted fire behavior in the area.

Recreational fires include those used for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purposes and does not include yard debris burning.

Open yard debris burning typically opens around November 1 each year.

Residents are strongly encouraged to contact their local fire protection agencies for additional burning information and regulations. Local fire departments will continue to monitor weather and fuel moisture conditions in their district and may make modifications on a day-to-day basis.

Call your fire agency for more information: Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection District, 541-389-2345 office, 541-548-4815 burn information,; Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District, 541-549-0771 office, 541-549-2333 burn information,


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