Burn Ban begins July 1st, 2017.

 During this period and until the ban is lifted at a future date, no backyard burning (or burn barrels) of yard debris will be allowed.  Recreational fires will still be allowed, weather dependent.  However, please use caution when having a recreational fire and do not do so in high winds or extremely dry and hot temperatures.


Illegal burning should be reported by calling 9-1-1

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.



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.