Due to the nature of the extreme fire conditions in our area, the City of La Grande Fire Department has evaluated recreational fires within the city limits of La Grande and decided a change in the allowance of these fires is appropriate.

Effective immediately, all recreational fires within the city limits of La Grande are prohibited until further notice. Additionally, the start of the fall yard debris burning period, which typically would start on October 1st, is being delayed until further notice. City of La Grande residents are reminded that a permit is required for yard debris burning. Once the ban is lifted, further information about how to obtain a permit will be released.

Captain Robert Tibbetts, with the City of La Grande Fire department reminds residents, “Current fire conditions are primed for quick devastation. It will take several fall rain events to ease the danger of an unintentional fire being started from recreational and yard debris burning. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation with the current restrictions.”

If you have questions about the restrictions please call the La Grande Fire Department at: 541-963-3123