GRANTS PASS – The City of Grants Pass Fire/Rescue Division of the Department of Public Safety has suspended the Spring 2021 Open Burn Window planned for Saturday, April 17, through Sunday, April 25, due to unfavorable weather conditions.
“It has not taken much sun and wind once the rains stopped to see an increase in fire danger. Holdover drought conditions from last year combined with the below average rainfall have caused the fuels to rapidly dry out and become more susceptible to carrying fire,” said Fire Marshal Joe Hyatt.
Burning within city limits is only allowed by permit and only when weather conditions are appropriate. Also, burning is only allowed if the Department of Environmental Quality ventilation index for the airshed is 400 or greater. It is the responsibility of each person to check the airshed before burning. The most up to date airshed information is available by calling the Burn Line after 7 a.m. at: (541)476-9663, option 3.
“We remain hopeful there will be a change in our weather pattern allowing the burn window at a later time,” said Hyatt.
When conditions provide, the city will offer burn permits through the new online platform: Grants Pass Fire Community Connect at https://sizeup.firstduesizeup.com/cc/grants/auth/signin.
Residents can sign up and receive their permit online.
Permits may also be obtained in person at 800 E Park St. starting Wednesday, April 14. Office hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. For additional information, call the Fire Prevention Bureau at: (541)450-6200.