City of Portland Issues Burn Ban Effective Immediately on July 2, 2024

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BURN BAN PUT IN PLACE FOR CITY OF PORTLAND - EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: July 2nd, 2024 3:44 PM

BURN BAN IN EFFECT


A burn ban has been issued by the Fire Marshal due to forecasted high temperatures, limited rainfall, and ongoing dry conditions effectively immediately for the City of Portland. The burn ban includes recreational campfires, fire pits, yard debris, agricultural burning and permits issued for open burning until further notice. The burn ban will remain in effect throughout the summer weather season.

Outdoor barbecuing (grills, smokers, and similar cooking appliances with clean, dry firewood, briquettes, wood chips, pellets, propane, natural gas, or similar fuels) are allowed; however, residents should exercise extreme caution. When using charcoal briquettes, please properly dispose of the ashes in a covered metal container away from combustibles, and keep the ashes wet for a few days before properly disposing of them. Maintain at least ten feet between outdoor cooking and anything combustible such as siding, fences, shrubbery, etc.

Ensure all cigarettes/cigars are extinguished prior to disposal.

Those living in rural areas are asked to maintain their defensible space by monitoring growth surrounding homes and structures, and to maintain adequate access for firefighting equipment. 

Contact Portland Fire & Rescue 503-823-3700 for additional information.

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Portland, OR

Summer Fire Weather Draws to a Close Multnomah County Lifts Burn Ban Oct. 1

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Multnomah County, OR (Sept. 21, 2023) - As the summer fire season concludes, Multnomah County Fire Chiefs have announced the upcoming end of the County Burn Ban. With cooler fall weather and anticipated rainfall, the threat of wildfires in the county will diminish. 

The County Burn Ban will be lifted on October 1 in alignment with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Burn Period, allowing residents to resume outdoor burning activities safely. Multnomah County Fire Chiefs are confident that the forecasted changing weather conditions will reduce the risk of wildfires, allowing for the removal of the ban.

"While we remain vigilant in our commitment to fire safety, County Fire Chiefs are pleased to announce the end of the County Burn Ban," said Chris Barney, Defense Board Chief for the Multnomah County Fire Defense Board. "With the arrival of fall and the accompanying moisture, we anticipate a reduced risk of wildfires in our county. However, we urge all residents to exercise caution and adhere to safe burning practices." 

Multnomah County Fire Chiefs and emergency services remind everyone to be cautious and responsible when engaging in outdoor burning. Ensure you have the necessary permits, follow local regulations, and exercise caution to prevent accidental fires. 

Please contact your local fire department for further updates and fire safety information. 

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PORTLAND, OR

Multnomah Fire Defense Board Chief Chris Barney has issued an outdoor burn ban in all areas of Multnomah County.

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PORTLAND, OR – Multnomah County Fire Defense Board Chief Chris Barney has announced a burn ban for all areas of Multnomah County which will be implemented in phases over the next couple weeks. This phased in approach is intended to consider the County’s agricultural interests, as well as the Pacific Northwest Geographic Area Coordinating Center weather forecast for June and July.

The complete Burn Ban in the City of Portland, which includes recreational campfires, fire pits, and any other open burning begins on July 6, 2023.

The Multnomah County ban begins with backyard burning, which will go into effect on Friday, June 16, 2023. The last day for agricultural burning (agricultural wastes, crops, field burning, etc.) and permitted open burning (land clearing, slash, stump, debris, or controlled burning) will be June 30. The complete burn ban, including recreational campfires, fire pits, and any other open burning, begins on July 6, 2023.

These dates may change due to worsening weather conditions.

The complete Burn Ban will remain in effect from July 6 until further notice.

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

--503-823-3700 for Portland Fire & Rescue general information

Outdoor barbecuing (grills, smokers, and similar cooking appliances with clean, dry firewood, briquettes, wood chips, pellets, propane, natural gas, or similar fuels) is still allowed; however, residents should exercise extreme caution. When using charcoal briquettes please properly dispose of ashes in a covered metal container away from combustibles, and keep the ashes wet for a few days before properly disposing of them. Maintain at least ten feet between outdoor cooking and anything combustible such as siding, fences, shrubbery, etc.

Smokers are reminded to ensure their cigarettes are truly out and placed in proper receptacles.

Those living in rural areas are asked to maintain their wildfire defensible space by monitoring vegetation growth surrounding homes and structures, and maintaining adequate access for firefighting equipment.

Contact Portland Fire & Rescue or your local fire department for additional information.

NEWS RELEASE

The summer outdoor burn ban has been lifted in all areas of Multnomah County effective October 1, 2022

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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
--General Information for Portland Fire & Rescue, 503-823-3770

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

To learn more, visit www.greshamoregon.gov or visit us on Twitter at @CityofGresham.

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MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR

Multnomah Fire Defense Board Chief Scott Lewis has issued an outdoor burn ban effective immediately in all areas of Multnomah County.

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The Ban goes in effect Monday, July 25, 2021, at 8:00 a.m.
The burn ban has been issued due to forecasted high temperatures, limited rainfall, and ongoing dry conditions.

The burn ban includes recreational campfires, fire pits, yard debris (branches, yard debris, etc.), agricultural burning (agricultural wastes, crops, field burning, etc.), and permits issued for open burning (other land clearing, slash, stump, debris, or controlled burning) until further notice.

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
--503-823-3700 for Portland Fire & Rescue general information

Outdoor barbecuing Barbeque (grills, smokers, and similar cooking appliances with clean, dry firewood, briquettes, wood chips, pellets, propane, natural gas, or similar fuels) is still allowed; however, residents should exercise extreme caution. When using charcoal briquettes please properly dispose of ashes in a covered metal container away from combustibles, and keep the ashes wet for a few days before properly disposing of them. Maintain at least ten feet between outdoor cooking and anything combustible such as siding, fences, shrubbery, etc.

Smokers are reminded to ensure their cigarettes are truly out and placed in proper receptacles.

Those living in rural areas are asked to maintain their defensible space by monitoring growth surrounding homes and structures, and to maintain adequate access for firefighting equipment. 

NEWS RELEASE

PORTLAND ENACTS IMMEDIATE BURN BAN AS OF 9:00PM JULY 22, 2022

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With predicted higher temperatures, and low humidity, Portland Fire Marshal Kari Schimel has issued an outdoor burn ban effective immediately within the city limits of Portland. 

The burn ban includes recreational campfires, fire pits, yard debris, agricultural burning and permits issued for open burning until further notice.  Check with your local Fire Department/District for more information.

Barbecuing is still allowed; however, residents should exercise extreme caution. When using charcoal briquettes please properly dispose of ashes in a covered metal container away from combustibles, and keep the ashes wet for a few days before properly disposing of them. Maintain at least ten feet between outdoor cooking and anything combustible such as siding, fences, shrubbery, etc..

Smokers are reminded to ensure their cigarettes are truly out and placed in proper receptacles. Fireworks are not allowed in the City of Portland.

Those living in rural areas are asked to maintain their defensible space by monitoring growth surrounding homes and structures, and to maintain adequate access for firefighting equipment.
 

NEWS RELEASE

*UPDATE: BURN BAN LIFTED AS OF SEPT. 27, 2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   

June 22, 2021                                                                                

Multnomah Fire Defense Board Chief Scott Lewis has issued an outdoor burn ban effective immediately in all areas of Multnomah County, West of the Sandy River.  The Ban goes in effect Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at 8:00 a.m.

The burn ban has been issued due to forecasted high temperatures, limited rainfall, and ongoing dry conditions.  

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

--503-823-3700 for Portland Fire & Rescue general information 

Outdoor barbecuing is still allowed; however, residents should exercise extreme caution. When using charcoal briquettes please properly dispose of ashes in a covered metal container away from combustibles, and keep the ashes wet for a few days before properly disposing of them. Maintain at least ten feet between outdoor cooking and anything combustible such as siding, fences, shrubbery, etc.  

Smokers are reminded to ensure their cigarettes are truly out and placed in proper receptacles. 

Those living in rural areas are asked to maintain their defensible space by monitoring growth surrounding homes and structures, and to maintain adequate access for firefighting equipment. 

Portland Fire & Rescue created a video that explains the burn ban

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           April 21, 2021

Interim Burn Ban Lifted April 21, 2021

Fire Defense Board Chief Scott Lewis has lifted the outdoor burn ban in all areas of Multnomah County.

The burn ban is lifted due to the recent rainfall and moderate temperatures, which has improved the moisture content of the local ground cover.

Recreational campfires, fire pits and agricultural burning is now permitted on DEQ-approved burn days.

Yard debris and open burning is still not permitted; the usual start date for these is on or around Oct. 1.

Check with your local fire department/district for more information. For updated information, call the burning information line at:

·         503-618-3083 for Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village, Fairview, Fire District 1

·         503-695-2225 for Corbett Fire District 14 

·         503-621-1242 for Sauvie Island District 30

·         General Information for Portland Fire & Rescue, 503-823-3700

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           April 19, 2021

Multnomah Fire Defense Board Chief Scott Lewis has extended the interim outdoor burn ban in all areas of Multnomah County.

As the unseasonably warmer temperatures, low humidity, and gusty winds continue, the Spring Burn season will remain closed through Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Conditions will be reevaluated on Thursday, April 22, 2021. 

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

--503-823-3700 for Portland Fire & Rescue general information

Outdoor barbecuing is still allowed; however, residents should exercise extreme caution. When using charcoal briquettes please properly dispose of ashes in a covered metal container away from combustibles, and keep the ashes wet for a few days before properly disposing of them. Maintain at least ten feet between outdoor cooking and anything combustible such as siding, fences, shrubbery, etc.

Smokers are reminded to ensure their cigarettes are truly out and placed in proper receptacles.

Those living in rural areas are asked to maintain their defensible space by monitoring growth surrounding homes and structures, and to maintain adequate access for firefighting equipment.

For additional information, contact Gresham Fire and Emergency Services, 503-618-2355 or your local fire department.

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              April 13, 2021

Multnomah Fire Defense Board Chief Scott Lewis has issued an outdoor burn ban effective immediately in all areas of Multnomah County.

Due to higher winds, higher temperatures, and low humidity, the Spring Burn season is closed beginning Tuesday, April 13, 2021 through Monday, April 19, 2021. Conditions will be reevaluated on Monday, April 19, 2021.

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

--503-823-3700 for Portland Fire & Rescue general information

Outdoor barbecuing is still allowed; however, residents should exercise extreme caution. When using charcoal briquettes please properly dispose of ashes in a covered metal container away from combustibles, and keep the ashes wet for a few days before properly disposing of them. Maintain at least ten feet between outdoor cooking and anything combustible such as siding, fences, shrubbery, etc. 

Smokers are reminded to ensure their cigarettes are truly out and placed in proper receptacles.

Those living in rural areas are asked to maintain their defensible space by monitoring growth surrounding homes and structures, and to maintain adequate access for firefighting equipment.

Portland Fire & Rescue created a video that explains the burn ban and you can watch it here: 

PF&R Burn Ban Video