Backyard Debris Burning is Open
Please contact the daily burn line to confirm whether it is a DEQ authorized burn day with the included burn hours. If you reside within Clackamas Fire’s coverage area, call: 503.632.0211 and if you reside within Estacada Fire’s coverage area, call: 503.630.7714.
Backyard debris burning began on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 for residents who live outside the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) boundaries. Residents who resided inside ODF boundaries weren’t allowed to burn until ODF lifted fire restrictions.
Effective at noon on Friday, October 23, 2020, ODF has lifted the fire season restrictions within ODF boundaries.
- Backyard burning is NOT permitted inside the DEQ Burn Ban Boundary. Please use the Burn Restriction Map to determine if you reside within the burn ban boundary. To use the map, type in your address and click enter. When your address appears and if you are in the blue area, you are in the DEQ Burn Ban Boundary and are unable to burn. Click HERE for the Burn Restriction Map.
Clackamas Fire and ODF may have different burn restrictions in place. You must follow the most restrictive limitations. While Clackamas Fire provides information on its burn line and on its website, individuals within the ODF boundary are strongly encouraged to review the ODF restrictions directly at: https://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/Restrictions.aspx.
- To file smoke complaints or pollution concerns related to burning, contact DEQ 24/7 at: 888.997.7888 or file a complaint online, click HERE. Do NOT call 911 for smoke complaints. If a burn pile is threatening life or property, call 911.
- Backyard burning includes yard debris, trimmings, and clippings only. Dimensional lumber, trash, other non-yard debris items cannot be burned at any time. Persons must ensure that combustible material is dried to the best extent possible. This includes covering combustible material to protect from moisture and loosely stacking material to eliminate dirt, rocks, or other noncombustible material to promote an adequate air supply within the burning pile.
- Backyard burning is only allowed during daylight hours and within a specified distance from a structure. Open burning shall not be conducted within 50 feet of any structure or other combustible material. Conditions, which could cause the fire to spread to within 50 feet of a structure, shall be eliminated prior to ignition.
- The Fire Marshal’s Office is no longer issuing Special Burn Permits.
- In order to qualify for an Agricultural Burn Permit, you must have an active agricultural operation on your property. The primary living must be earned from the farm or tax returns filed as a farmer or grower. You will only be able to burn debris that is a direct result of your agricultural operation with your Agricultural Burn Permit.