MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR (KPTV) – Due to higher winds, higher temperatures, and low humidity an outdoor burn ban has been issued effective immediately in all areas of Multnomah County west of the Sandy River.
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.
- Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village, Fairview, Fire District 10: 503-618-3083
- Corbett Fire District 14: 503-695-2225
- Sauvie Island District 30: 503-621-1242
- Portland Fire & Rescue general information: 503-823-3700
Outdoor barbecuing is still allowed, but people should exercise extreme caution. When using charcoal briquettes 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 fully 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.