Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 12 p.m., the High-Fire Danger Burn Ban put back in effect over the weekend will be lifted in Washington County. With the help of rains and the passing of the recent weather pattern, the Washington County Fire Defense Board has voted to lift the ban. The ban will also be lifted in all areas served by Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue within Clackamas, Multnomah, and Yamhill counties.
Residents conducting backyard burning or businesses conducting commercial agricultural burning must follow all applicable Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), and Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) laws for burning. Additional information on DEQ’s laws and guidelines for burning can be found at https://www.oregon.gov/deq/aq/Pages/Burning.aspx .
For residents in TVF&R’s service area, this interactive map shows whether burning is allowed at their address:
For residents in Hillsboro Fire & Rescue’s service area, municipal code prohibits outdoor burning year-round except for recreational land ceremonial fires. Learn more at http://hillsboro-oregon.gov/airquality .
For all other areas, residents should call their local fire agency to determine whether burning is permitted at their location.