Burn Regulations

Today is Not a Burn Day

You may obtain a burn permit in preparation by clicking on the "Burn Permit" link below. 

- Backyard burning is Closed in Columbia County. 

- Currently warming fires are allowed. 

Warming fires are smaller than 3' x 3' in size and are allowed until level 3 or 4 closure is in effect. 
Only firewood may be burned for warming purposes. No other materials are allowed to be burned.
Fire must be attended at all times, and is only allowed on residential designated sites.
A garden hose / fire extinguisher and a shovel is required to be on site during burning.
Fire must be completely out prior to leaving the site unattended.

You are responsible for the fires you light. Be sure to take precautions before you burn.

- Contact Oregon Department of Forestry regarding chainsaw use. 

- ODF Columbia Unit can be contacted at (503) 397-2636

Click here to find precaution levels.

- Clatskanie is in Regulated Use Area NW-3.

Stay informed! Call 503-728-2131

before you burn.

Burn Permits are valid until the end of the burn season of issuance. 

As specified by CRFPD, burning permits are required for all open burning in the Clatskanie Rural Fire Protection District service area, including small recreational fires. Please follow all burning regulations and directions very carefully. Burning permits will NOT be issued to businesses, churches, industries, institutions, building contractors or multi-dwelling sites.  The burn permits issued through our website are for residential burning only.  If you need a special burn permit, please visit Clatskanie Fire at 280 SE 3rd Street for more information.