245 NW 10th, Newport, OR 97365
|Chief Rob Murphy||541.265.9461|
|Asst Chief/Fire Marshall Bob Harvey||541.265.9461|
Frequently Asked Questions
Newport Fire Department issues permits for yard debris burning for properties with the
Newport city limits and for the Newport Rural Fire Protection District. "Yard Debris only"means
clippings and branches from trees, bushes and plants grown on the same property as the fire. The
fire can be no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet wide, and 2 feet tall. You must have a water source and
be present at all times when burning. You must call the fire department to activate the permit
before you light the fire. Fires in an open pit must be 25 feet from the nearest building, shed, or
wooden fence. Burn barrels must be at least 15 feet from the nearest building, shed, or wooden
Recreational fires, or camp fires, do not require a permit. Small fires for warming,
cooking, or religious ceremonies do not require a permit.
Bonfires on the beach are regulated by the State Parks. North of the Yaquina Bay call
Beverly Beach State Park at 541-265-9278. South of the Yaquina Bay call South Beach State
Park at 541 -867-4715. Generally beach fires must be 50 feet away from beach logs or beach
grass, and must be completely extinguished before you leave. For group bonfires a special use
permit is required.
Land clearing, logging operations and slash burns are prohibited by DEQ within 3 miles
of Newport city limits. Outside of 3 miles it requires a permit from Oregon Department of
Forestry. They can be contacted at the Toledo office 541-336-2273.
Under Oregon Law, it's against the law to conduct any open burning that:
- Unreasonably interferes with enjoyment of life or property.
- Creates a public or private nuisance.
- Is a hazard to public safety.
- Contains prohibited materials.
In any of the above cases, we will ask you to extinguish your fire. Unattended fires will be
Enjoy your yard debris or recreational fire, be safe, be courteous to your neighbors and if you
have any questions please call before you burn.