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Multnomah County fire departments/districts lift burn ban

October 8, 2020

Fire Defense Board Chief Scott Lewis has lifted the outdoor burn ban in all areas of Multnomah County. The burn ban has been lifted due to the cooler overnight temperatures, increase in nighttime moisture, and anticipated rainfall, which has improved the moisture content of the local ground cover.

Keeping in mind the recent wildfires throughout Oregon, however, please ensure any outdoor burning is conducted as safely as possible.

Recreational campfires, fire pits, and agricultural burning is now permitted on DEQ approved burn days. Yard debris and open burning is allowed only in permitted areas. Yard debris and open burning is never permitted in the City of Portland. 

Yard debris burning in Gresham, Fairview, Troutdale and Wood Village will begin on Saturday, Oct. 10 with DEQ approval.

Check with your local fire department/district for more information. For updated information please call the burning information line at:

  • 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
  • General Information for Portland Fire and Rescue, 503-823-370

For additional information, contact Gresham Fire and Emergency Services at 503-618-2355.