Current Fire News

Burn Permits - September 2016

The City of Roseburg Fire Department will begin issuing residential burn permits, beginning on October 1, 2016 and ending on October 31, 2016.

These permits are issued for seven (7) days at a cost of $69.00.  Residential yard waste is the only material that may be burned. Prohibited items include standing berry vines, paper, wood, plastics, tires, standing grass, weeds, construction material, and material from lot clearing.  Burning may not be done on vacant lots or the property of another.  Fires must be monitored by a competent adult and extinguished prior to darkness. Tools to control or extinguish the fire must be on-site whenever there is material burning.

Burn barrels are never allowed inside City limits, and anyone burning trash or burning without a permit may be subject to a fine and/or legal action.  Additionally, due diligence must be exercised while burning, even with a permit, as fire can quickly get out of control, and the person responsible for the fire may be subject to fines, legal action, or restitution. 

If possible, residents are urged to utilize alternatives to burning, such as composting, chipping, mulching, or transporting the debris to the Douglas County Landfill.  More information on these options can be found at

To request a burning permit in the City of Roseburg, call (541) 492-6770 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Burning within City Limits Brochure.pdf


Natural Cover Fire - Reservoir Hill - 9-26-16

Firefighters responded to a 3/4 acre natural cover fire located on Reservoir hill near the cell tower on NE Stephens. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and is currently under investigation. Roseburg Fire Department would like to remind everyone to be extra cautious as we continue to experience hot and dry weather conditions.