Sunday Febuary 23, 2020 Today is a Yellow Day


  Due to Poor Dispersion



The Air Quality Forecast for today is a "Yellow Day"

  • Air circulation is predicted to be POOR and air pollution levels are expected to approach the health standards.

  • No open burning is allowed on Yellow Days.

  • Do not use wood-burning stoves unless that is the sole source of heat for your household


Open burning is any burning outdoors including burn barrels, backyard burning, and piles of yard debris that is generated from that property.  Burning stumps, field burns, burning trash, commercial waste, demolition waste, construction debris, and bon-fires require special permits available from the Pendleton Fire Department at no charge. 

It is against the law to conduct any open burning that unreasonably interferes with enjoyment of life or property, creates a public or private nuisance, or is a hazard to public safety. 

Burn barrels within the fire districts are permitted; they may only be used on "Green Days."  Burn barrels are not allowed within the Pendleton City limits any time of the year by City Ordinance.  

Before using a burn barrel outside of the City during the closed burning season residents must determine if it is a "Green Day."  This can be determined by calling the County Burn Line at (541) 278-6397 (During open burning season use the City Burn Line (541) 966-0327.    

For a complete list of burning, regulations visit the Pendleton Fire Department at 911 SW Court Ave or visit our website

Jim Critchley Fire Chief / Fire Marshal 541-276-1442