Burn Information

BURN LINE: 503-397-4800




Click the image above for a press release on October's open burning.

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.


2020 Burn Dates for:

St. Helens city limits— October 17th is the next scheduled burn period
Columbia City city limits—The next biannual burn period will begin in November, .  The burn period is for yard debris only, burn barrels are prohibited. You may pick  up a burn permit at Columbia City Hall or Columbia River Fire & Rescue/online.

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

Admin Office: 503-397-2990

Fax: 503-397-3198

Recruitment/PIO Inquires: 888-301-8626

EMS Billing Inquires: 503-397-2990

Finance/HR: 503-397-2990

RSVP Program: 503-397-5655

Joint Maintenance Facility: 503-369-2053 or 503-410-6186


270 Columbia Blvd

St. Helens, OR. 97051

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