Burn Information

BURN LINE: 503-397-4800


Burn Information for Columbia County including rural areas and Rainier:


ALL BURNING WILL BE OPEN STARTING OCTOBER 1, 2021 with a valid burn permit.

Click Above for the 2021 October Press Release

2021 Burn Dates For City of St. Helens -

There are only two authorized burn periods within St. Helens city limits, on the first Saturday in May for 16 consecutive days and the third Saturday in October for 16 consecutive days. (May 1st thru May 16th 2021 and October 16th thru October 31st 2021).

Burning household garbage, plastics, petroleum products and rubber products is not allowed. Burning may only be conducted during daylight hours.

2021 Burn Dates For Columbia City -

Currently Closed

Burn Dates and Information

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.

For Recreational Fire Information, please download our information form HERE

For Property Development Information, please download our information form HERE

Burn Permit