NEWS RELEASE: Fire season officially ends , permits still required for burn barrels and piles in Seaside Fire Protection areas.
Seaside, Ore. – October 5, 2018 – The Oregon Department of Forestry, Astoria District announced today that the 2018 Fire Season officially ends at 1:00 am on Friday October 5th, 2018. With the end of fire season, logging operations are no longer subject to fire protection laws, such as maintaining fire equipment at logging sites. This area includes all state, private and BLM forest lands in the Northwest Oregon Area, which includes the Astoria, Tillamook and Forest Grove Districts of the Oregon Department of Forestry.
Please note, for those residing in the City of Seaside and the Seaside Rural Fire Protection District, burning of yard debris is now allowed by use of burn barrels or burn piles from sunrise until sunset. Permits must be obtained by contacting Seaside Fire and Rescue at (503) 738-5420 or visiting the office during regular business hours. If you obtained a permit dated for 2018, it is good through the end of the calendar year.