Gresham Fire and Emergency Services provides life safety services to city residents and contract districts for residents living in the cities of Fairview, Troutdale, Wood Village and areas of unincorporated Multnomah County.

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  • East Multnomah County burn line: 503-618-3083
  • Always call the burn line before burning
  • Gresham Fire and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) govern all outdoor burning
  • There are 10 allowable backyard burn days in the spring and 10 in the fall, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, if DEQ deems burning is allowed for those days
  • Violation of burning and air quality regulations may be subject to citation or fines from the Gresham Fire and DEQ
  • Property owners may be held liable for firefighting costs or damage to neighboring property or structures because of unsafe burning practices
  • To report illegal or unsafe burning, call 503-823-3333

  • Backyard burning is only recommended for those without the ability to dispose of yard debris in another way
  • While backyard burning is allowed on certain days, it negatively impacts air quality and can be harmful to sensitive populations, including children, the elderly and people with asthma
  • The City’s yard debris collection program offers weekly pickup of leaves and branches four inches or less in diameter