PRAIRIE CITY --Grant County Fire Defense Board declares that as of noon Tuesday, Sept. 9, burning in burn barrels may be allowed within the city limits and Rural Fire Protection Districts in Grant County, with the exception of Canyon City and Seneca.

• At this time, no open or pile burning is allowed. The only exception to this is if the local fire chief issues a site-specific, time-specific permit.

• Burning of permitted burn barrels is allowed only between the hours of 6-10 a.m.

• Burning barrel permits are required year-round. Burning of burn barrels is allowed only if in full compliance with the conditions of the permit. Permit information and permits for burn barrels are available at city halls or the Oregon Department of Forestry.

These restrictions are in addition to those being imposed by the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Burn barrels, only, are now allowed with a permit within the following jurisdictions: City of Prairie City and Prairie City Rural Fire Protection District; City of John Day and John Day Rural Fire Protection District; City of Mt. Vernon and Mt. Vernon Rural Fire District; City of Dayville; and City of Long Creek.

For information about requirements in specific areas, contact local city halls, law enforcement officers or fire chiefs.

Those under the protection of the Oregon Department of Forestry, can call (541) 575-1139.

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