Backyard Burning

East Multnomah County burn line: 503-618-3083

Report illegal or unsafe burning: 503-823-3333

Smoke or nuisance-related complaints: 503-618-2355

Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) authorizes two (2) backyard burning seasons every year. As of today, the 10 backyard burning days have been completed and are no longer allowed in Gresham, Fairview, and Wood Village. Backyard burning will return in the Fall. Property owners may be subject to liability, citation, fines and/or firefighting costs from the City and DEQ in violation of unsafe burning practices, damage to neighboring property or structure.