Burn Information

BURN LINE: 503-397-4800

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BURNING IS OPEN for Columbia County in all rural locations outside of city limits effective Monday, October 24, 2022. Please be sure to dial 503-397-4800 to ensure it is an official burn day each day you decide to burn.

2022 Burn Dates For City of St. Helens -

November 18, 2022 through December 4, 2022

2022 Burn Dates For Columbia City -

November 5, 2022 thru November 20, 2022

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

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