Gresham Fire Declares Start of Fire Season
Continued hot, dry conditions increase risk for fire
Gresham Fire and Emergency Services announced the official declaration of Fire Season effective Aug. 14. Gresham Fire & Emergency Services protects the cities of Gresham, Fairview, Troutdale, Wood Village and the unincorporated areas in Multnomah County Fire District 10 – and all are under fire restrictions until further notice.
“Fire season is the time of year when fires are most likely to start, spread and do enough damage to require fire control,” said Chief Scott Lewis. “I want to thank our residents for their cooperation and help in keeping the community safe during fire season."
No Backyard Burning or Open Burning Allowed
During Fire Season no backyard, agricultural or open burning is allowed. The closure will not be lifted until fall when there is enough moisture content returned to grass, brush, wild-land and landscaped areas to safely allow this type of burning.
- With the present forecast of continuing hot and dry weather the fire hazard will increase with each passing day. Special care is needed for campfires and off-road riding of motorcycles and ATVs.
- Under severe conditions, recreational fires and campfires can be prohibited also.
- Fire Season is formally declared in Oregon on a fire prevention district-by-district basis. The Fire Season designation usually continues until October or November and Gresham Fire will announce when the Season is over.
Call the Burn Information Line with questions about burning: 503-618-3083.
Read more about outdoor burning.