+++ 2019 +++

Burn Regulations

Dan Crutchfield
Fire Chief
503-298-2520
dcrutchfield@astoria.or.us

Station Headquarters
503-325-2345
555 30th Street
Astoria, Oregon 97103

Burn Permits shall be required and issued for:
Burn Barrels and Recreational Burning (campfire or cooking fire)
Fee: $50.00 for a 2-year permit – Renewal fee of $35.00

BURN BARRELS:

  • Burn barrel must have ¼ inch mesh screen cover
  • Burn barrel shall be located no less than 15 feet from any structure or other combustibles
  • Must have charged water hose out and available
  • Must remain with the fire at all times
  • Allowed during daylight hours only

RECREATIONAL BURN:

  • Must be confined to fire rings that are a maximum of 3 feet in diameter. Shall be constructed of fire-resistant material such as rock, brick, concrete block, etc.
  • 5 feet of clearance around the fire pit and 10 feet above are required
  • Must have charged water hose out and available
  • Must remain with the fire at all times
  • Can only burn dry firewood
  • Allowed anytime

PROHIBITED MATERIALS:

  • Rubber products
  • Tires
  • Plastics
  • Garbage
  • Any materials that creates dark smoke or noxious odor

OPEN BURNS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN THE CITY OF ASTORIA

  •  Burning regulations may be adjusted during fire season
  •  All burning is prohibited during East wind and high temperature events

Astoria Fire Department or Astoria Police Department can order the immediate extinguishment of the fire if it is determined that the smoke is offensive to occupants of surrounding property or is creating hazardous conditions.