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Multnomah County fire departments/districts issue burn ban

July 24, 2020

Multnomah Fire Defense Board Chief Scott Lewis has issued an outdoor burn ban effective immediately in all areas of Multnomah County. 

The burn ban has been issued due to high temperatures, limited rainfall and ongoing dry conditions. 

The burn ban includes recreational campfires, fire pits, yard debris, agricultural burning and permits issued for open burning until further notice. Check with your local fire department/district for more information.

For updated information, call your local fire department/district:

  • 503-618-3083 for Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village, Fairview, Fire District 10
  • 503-695-2225 for Corbett Fire District 14
  • 503-621-1242 for Sauvie Island District 30
  • 503-823-3700 for Portland Fire and Rescue general information

Outdoor barbecuing is still allowed; however, residents should exercise extreme caution.

  • When using charcoal briquettes, properly dispose of ashes in a covered metal container away from combustibles.
  • Keep the ashes wet for a few days before properly disposing of them.
  • Maintain at least 10 feet between outdoor cooking and anything combustible, such as siding, fences, shrubbery, etc.

Smokers are reminded to make sure 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 maintain adequate access for firefighting equipment. 

For additional information, contact Gresham Fire and Emergency Services, 503-618-2355, or your local fire department.