Monroe Rural Fire Protection District The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) regulates when backyard burning (also known as open burning) can take place and what materials are lawful to burn. Generally backyard burning is allowed in spring from March 1 to June 15 and in fall from October 15 to December 15. Backyard and agricultural burning information for within the Monroe Fire District can be obtained anytime by calling (541) 847-6166. Burning complaints can be filed with the DEQ at (888) 997-7888.

The following requirements apply to any burning, when allowed:
Things that are never allowed to be burned include:
Failure to follow all applicable laws and regulations can result in penalties up to $10,000 per day of the violation.