As required by ORS 478.960, burning permits are required for all open burning in the Columbia River Fire & Rescue service area, with the exception of small recreational fires.  Please follow all burning regulations and directions very carefully.  By policy of the District Board of Directors, Columbia River Fire & Rescue may choose to bill for all illegal fires.  Burning permits will NOT be issued to businesses, churches, industries, institutions, building contractors or multi-dwelling sites.


The burn permits issued through our website are for residential burning only.  If you need a special burn permit, such as a hazard abatement permit, please visit our Administration Office to obtain one.


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The Spring Open Burn Period for Columbia City will begin Saturday April 1, 2017 and end on Sunday April 16, 2017


The Spring Open Burn Period for St Helens will begin Saturday May 6, 2017 and end on Sunday May 21, 2017

Please be sure to call the burn line at 503-397-4800 on the day you intend to burn to ensure that it is a burn day.