Klamath County Air Quality Advisory
541-882-BURN(2876)

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10/25/2014 - The air quality advisory from noon today until noon 10/26/2014 is Green.
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Subject: Green Air Quality Advisory for Saturday October 25, 2014

 

Day: Saturday

                                                                FAX to 911                              

 

DATE: October 25, 2014

                                                               

                              

THE AQ ADVISORY FROM Noon Saturday October 25, 2014 TO NOON, Sunday

October 26, 2014 IS GREEN.

 

The Green Advisory Call means:

 

Both inside and outside of the AQ ZONE, ALL WOODSTOVES, PELLET STOVES AND FIREPLACES  MAY BE USED.

 

Ø  OUTDOOR OR OPEN BURNING IS ALLOWED OUTSIDE THE AIR QUALITY ZONE.

 

Today is the first day of the OPEN BURN window.

 

 Public Health requirements for clean air are:

  1. The Air Quality Advisory must be “GREEN”. Find out the daily advisory by calling 541-882-BURN (2876), or check online at www.klamathair.org and on Facebook at Klamath Basin Air Quality. The Advisory will be updated each day by 8:30 am.
  2. Only residential yard waste, such as tree limbs, brush, and leaves may be burned.
  3. All burning must occur between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm and be fully extinguished by 5:00 pm.
  4. No plastic, rubber, tar, petroleum products, treated or painted wood may be burned.
  5. The use of a Burn Barrel is prohibited.
  6. The burning of commercial, construction, demolition or industrial waste is not included in this burn window.  Burning for these purposes requires a special permit from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality; contact Bonnie Hough at the DEQ office in Bend at (541) 633-2016.
  7. Agricultural burning inside the Air Quality Zone is prohibited without a certificate of variance.

 

Fire District requirements for public safety are:

  1. The wind must be between 4 to 10 mph. For wind speed call 883-8127.
  2. There must be a pressurized water hose at the fire site at all times.
  3. A responsible adult must be present at the fire from the first flame until the fire is extinguished.
  4. The burn pile shall be no larger than 6 feet in diameter and 4 feet high.
  5. There must be a six-foot clear area surrounding the base of the pile and the pile must be at least 20 feet from combustible fences and buildings.
  6. The person conducting any burning is responsible for damage and the cost of an out of control burn as well as traffic problems and other hazards caused by the smoke.

 

 

ONLY USE SEASONED DRY WOOD IN YOUR WOODSTOVES.

 

For a map of the Air Quality Zone and other information, CONSULT OUR WEBSITE AT then

http://www.klamathcounty.org/ click on Environmental Health.

 

If you have Air Quality questions or have a question about an exemption to use your woodstove on Red or Yellow Advisory Days CALL US @ 883-5118.

 

 

 

Klamath County Environmental Health

3414 Vandenberg Rd

Klamath Falls, OR 97603

541-883-1122

 


Air Quality Advisory Committee:
http://www.deq.state.or.us/committees/advisorycommittees.htm

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