Beginning today, Thursday, May 18, at 6 p.m., the High-Fire Danger Burn Ban will be lifted for Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue’s entire service area, including parts of Washington, Clackamas, Yamhill, and Multnomah counties. Temperatures have remained seasonally warm for the region, so firefighters ask residents to remain vigilant and be mindful of potential fire risks.
Residents conducting backyard burning or businesses conducting commercial agricultural burning must follow all applicable Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Oregon Department of Forestry, and Oregon Department of Agriculture laws for burning. Fire departments or districts do not have authority to enforce air-quality complaints regarding smoke. 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 all other areas, residents should call their local fire agency to determine whether burning is permitted at their location.