Fire Defense Board lifts Burn Ban for Multnomah County, effective October 1st

Portland Fire and Rescue
Portland Fire and Rescue

September 29, 2022 10:20


September 29, 2022

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Multnomah Fire Defense Board Chief, Scott Lewis

Multnomah County, Ore. - Fire Defense Board Chief Scott Lewis has lifted the outdoor burn ban in all areas of Multnomah County effective October 1, 2022. The burn ban has been lifted due to the cooler temperatures, increase in nighttime moisture, and the return of rainfall, which has improved the moisture content of the local ground cover.

Keeping in mind the recent wildfires throughout Oregon, however, please ensure any outdoor burning is conducted as safely as possible.

Recreational campfires, fire pits, and agricultural burning is now permitted on DEQ approved burn days. Yard debris and open burning is allowed only in permitted areas. Yard debris and open burning is never permitted in the City of Portland. 

Yard debris burning in Troutdale and Fire District 10 will begin on Saturday, October 1st with DEQ approval.

Yard debris burning in Gresham, Fairview, and Wood Village will begin on Saturday, October 15th with DEQ approval.

Check with your local Fire Department/District for more information. For updated information please call the burning information line at:

--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
--Portland Fire & Rescue's Fire Marshals Office, 503-823-3770

For additional information, contact Gresham Fire and Emergency Services at 503-618-2355.

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