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Fire chief declares ban on outdoor burning


Citing dry conditions and continued hot weather, Gresham Fire and Emergency Services Fire Chief Scott Lewis declared an outdoor burn ban effective immediately late on Tuesday, July 30.

Until further notice, yard debris burning, agricultural burning and outdoor burning with or without a permit will not be allowed in Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview, Wood Village and the unincorporated areas in Multnomah County Fire District 10.

Recreational campfires — including man-made fire pits and store-bought outdoor fireplaces — and outdoor barbecuing is allowed; however, citizens should exercise extreme caution when using charcoal briquettes and open flames, Lewis said.

Be sure to maintain at least ten feet between outdoor cooking areas and anything combustible such as siding, fences and shrubbery, he added.

If hot and dry conditions persist, a complete burn ban including all recreational fires may be issued.

Updated burning information is available at 503-618-3083. For additional information regarding current burning restrictions, call Gresham Fire and Emergency Services at 503-618-2355.