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Lincoln County Recreational Burn Ban Lifted

Recreational Fires allowed in limited areas of Lincoln County beginning

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Lincoln County Fire Defense Board, in cooperation with Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), will begin allowing small recreational fires in select areas of Lincoln County. These areas include properties that are located in fire district protected areas that are NOT primarily protected by Oregon Department of Forestry. The one exception is Yachats Rural Fire Protection District. Yachats will retain a total burning ban, including recreational fires.

In Lincoln County, the areas outside of Oregon Department of Forestry’s primary protection are the areas immediately adjacent to Highway 101 or areas with in an incorporated city. If you are not sure whether your property is primarily protected by ODF you can call the ODF Toledo Unit Office at (541) 336-2273 or contact your local fire agency.

For those areas inside ODF protection AND all areas within Yachats Rural Fire Protection District, ALL burning is still prohibited. The fire ban within the Yachats Fire District and ODF protected areas applies to wood, charcoal, and other flame sources that cannot be turned off with a valve. Liquid fuel stoves or cooking devices that CAN be turned off with a valve are permitted but cannot be left unattended. Designated camp fire areas, including Lincoln County Parks, are exempt meaning recreational fires will be allowed in these areas.

We want to remind everyone that burning of yard debris still is prohibited in ALL of Lincoln County. This burn ban will remain in effect until further notice. A small recreational fire is defined as being no larger than three feet around and must be burned within a designated fire pit or ring away from combustibles and structures. Please contact Oregon Department of Forestry or your local fire agency if you have any questions,

 

Outdoor Electrical Safety

Outdoor Electrical Safety Flyer

Rural Address Posts/Numbers Program

Rural Address Program Postcard

Message from the Chief

Chief Rob Murphy

Welcome to the Newport Fire Department official website. NFD is comprised of 27 volunteers and 11 staff. We serve approximately 12,500 residents and 5,000-15,000 guests in the City of Newport and surrounding Newport Rural Fire Protection District. We serve these areas out of three fire stations. We are a proud, service-oriented organization with a rich history. Starting as Newport Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 on May 4, 1885, we have adapted and grown along with our community. We provide first-rate Emergency Services including: Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Services (including Advanced Life Support), Motor Vehicle Accident Rescue and Extrication, Hazardous Materials Response, Marine and Beach Fire/Rescue Response, Fire Inspections, Investigations and Public Education. We actively participate in community activities like Newport Seafood and Wine Festival, Newport Marathon, Holiday Toy Drive, and Newport High School Senior’s Grad Night.

I invite you to please look around our website. You will find new features such as commonly requested forms, new links and more photos.

Thank you,

Rob Murphy

Fire Chief

 

Outdoor Entertaining Fire Safety

Outdoor Entertaining

Summer outdoor parties are some of the best events of the year.

The warm balmy nights, food cooking on the grill, and friends and family spending quality time together in the backyard or around the pool create wonderful memories that last a lifetime. But, hosting outdoor events also means there’s an increased risk of home fires.

Fortunately, following some simple safety tips and guidelines can help ensure you and your guests stay safe. Consider the following when you host your next outdoor event:

  • Have an adult present at all times when a portable fireplace is burning
  • Use sturdy candle holders that won’t tip over easily
  • Keep anything that can burn, as well as children and pets, at least three feet away from open flames
  • Use battery-operated flameless candles and solar-powered patio (tiki) torches in place of an open flame. Flameless candles come in all colors, shapes and sizes, and many are scented. Flameless candles look and feel like the real ones, and add a beautiful soft glow to any outdoor event.

 

More outdoor entertaining information

Tip sheets for outdoor entertaining
NFPA has several safety tip sheets related to outdoor entertaining that you can download for free, including: candles, fireworks, gel fuel safety, grilling, lightning, outdoor electrical safety, portable fireplaces and sky lanterns.