BURN LINE: 503-397-4800
BACKYARD BURNING IS NOW OPEN - EFFECTIVE:
MONDAY, OCTOBER 12TH
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.