Burn Information

BURN LINE: 503-397-4800


OPEN BURNING IS CLOSED for Columbia County in all locations effective

July 11, 2022 until futher notice. 

 Recreational burning is closed due to the extreme fire danger as well effective September 9, 2022.

Burn Information for Columbia County including rural areas and Rainier:

2022 Burn Dates For City of St. Helens -

Currently Closed

2022 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