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Posted on: July 4, 2018

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue to Ban Outdoor Burning Starting July 5

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue will ban all outdoor open burning throughout our jurisdiction, including all cities and unincorporated areas served by TVF&R in Washington, Multnomah, Clackamas and Yamhill Counties, effective Thursday, July 5th at 1:00 a.m. (0100 hours).

This ban is coordinated with the Washington County Fire Defense Board and Oregon Department of Forestry.

The Burn Ban prohibits all of the following:
  • All backyard or open burning (yard debris, branches, etc.).
  • All agricultural burning (agricultural wastes, crops, field burning, etc.).
  • All other land clearing, demolition or slash burning.

 The Burn Ban does not prohibit:
  • Small backyard recreational fire pits (maximum 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high) with clean, dry firewood, natural gas or similar.
  • Outdoor fireplaces and portable fireplaces (chimineas, etc.) with clean, dry firewood, briquettes, propane gas or similar.

Individuals found to be in violation of these requirements during the burn ban may be held liable for the cost of extinguishment and for any property damage resulting from an illegal fire.

The burn ban will remain in effect until weather conditions minimize the fire danger.

TVF&R urges residents to use extreme caution with smoking materials, barbecues, and other open flames. Visit our website at for more tips, including how to protect a home located in a wildland urban interface, from a potential wildfire.
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