Outdoor Burn Ban Expanded
Recreational burning now included in ban until further notice
Gresham Fire and Emergency Services Fire Chief Scott Lewis has expanded the current outdoor burn ban effective immediately. Until further notice all burning including yard debris, agricultural and recreational campfires and fire pits will not be allowed in Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview, Wood Village and the unincorporated areas in Multnomah County Fire District 10. The ban includes all camps, parks, and recreation areas in and around Oxbow Regional Park.
Outdoor barbecuing is still allowed, however citizens should exercise extreme caution. When using charcoal briquettes please properly dispose of ashes in a metal container, away from combustibles, and keep the ashes wet for a few days before properly disposing of them. Maintain at least ten feet between outdoor cooking and anything combustible such as siding, fences, shrubbery, etc.
Smokers are reminded to ensure their cigarettes are truly out and placed in proper receptacles. Those living in rural areas are asked to maintain their defensible space by monitoring growth surrounding homes and structures, and to also maintain adequate access for firefighting equipment.
The ban will remain in effect until there is a significant improvement in the moisture content of the local ground cover, a condition that will take a substantial amount of rainfall to achieve. For updated burning information please call the burning information line at 503-618-3083. For additional information regarding current burning restrictions please contact Gresham Fire and Emergency Services at 503-618-2355.