Burn ban in effect Aug. 27, 2019

Portland Fire and Rescue
Portland Fire and Rescue

August 27, 2019 10:20


MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. – A burn ban is in effect in Multnomah County due to high temperatures, low humidity and dry conditions expected in the area Tuesday.

The Multnomah Fire Defense Board Chief Scott Lewis issued an outdoor burn ban Tuesday morning for all areas of Multnomah County.

The ban includes recreational camp fires, fire pits, yard debris, agricultural burning and permits issued for open burning until further notice.

Anyone with questions should check with their local fire department for more information.

Local districts can be reached at the following numbers:

  • 503-618-3083 for Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village, Fairview, Fire District 10
  • 503-695-2225 for Corbett Fire District 14
  • 503-621-1242 for Sauvie Island District 30
  • 503-823-3700 for Portland Fire & Rescue general information

Outdoor barbecuing is still allowed, but residents should use caution and dispose of charcoal briquettes and ashes properly.

Smokers should make sure their cigarettes are completely out and placed in receptacles.