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NOTICE (July 10, 2017): Starting at 1:00 am on Monday July 10th, 2017 FIRE SEASON is in effect for all of Clatsop County including Seaside. Details can be found below or in the release found here.

All open debris burning is closed except for burn barrels (metal barrel in good condition, with a heavy mesh screen) from sunrise to 10:00 am, you must have a shovel and hand tool at the site and a valid burn permit.

If you live within our district please call Seaside Dispatch prior to burning to activate your permit for the day, the same rules for burning in barrels the rest of the year still apply, as always within the city limits only yard debris is allowed, and within the entire district plastics, petroleum products, garbage is never allowed, DEQ permits are required for industrial, commercial, construction and demolition debris.

Recreational fires are allowed with stipulations: a) Only at designated campsites, personal residences, or beaches. b) Not closer than 50 feet from dune grass and 15 feet from any structure, fires are never allowed in driftwood. c) all combustibles (including grass and brush) must be clear of the fire 5 feet around and 10 feet above the fire. d) Maximum recreational fire size is 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height. e) Maximum fire pit size is 4 feet in diameter and must be at least 12 inches high. f) You must attend you recreational fire the entire time and completely extinguish it before leaving.

Recreational fires and Barrels may be banned during east wind events or if fire conditions deteriorate.
For the latest information check back here, visit our Facebook page, or call our station and press 5 for the burn information line.

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We are taking applications for Beach Lifeguards until May 4, 2017.
Jump over to the recruitment tab or stop by the station to pick up your application!


NOTICE (October 4, 2016): Fire Season Restrictions for 2016 have been lifted. For information and rules please click on the "Burning" tab to the left or call our station and press 5.

NOTICE (July 20, 2016): Fire Season Restrictions for 2016 go into effect on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 1 a.m. A complete list of all restrictions and regulations can be found here. Updates will be posted to this release throughout the season as necessary.

ALERT (October
20, 2015): Fire Season is over for 2015. Open Burning and Burn Barrels still require a permit within our District. Permits are free of charge, valid for each calendar year and may be obtained at our Fire Station.
As a reminder burning is only allowed during daylight hours and you must call Seaside Dispatch each day you plan to burn to activate your permit for that day.


September 21, 2015: Summer must be coming to an end. Today the Lifeguard Tower and Semaphores were removed from the beach for winter Storage. As winter approaches please remember that even distant storms can cause higher than expected surf which can also bring in debris. If you are walking along the water never turn your back to the waves, if you are going to enjoy the water, make sure someone knows where your going, an expected time back, and have equipment that prepares you for the cold water.

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ALERT (September 2, 2015): Effective 1am September 3, 2015 Fire restrictions will be relaxed. Burning allowed in barrels daylight to 10am only, Permits required.
Recreational fires are allowed at, designated campsites and personal residences. For the full list of information stop by the Fire Station or click on the "Burning" Tab .

ALERT (August 31, 2015): Effective immediately Lewis & Clark Timberlands are once again open for daylight, walk-in recreational access.

August 24, 2015. Clatsop County Taskforce 3 prepares to demobilize from the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire. Units mobilized and left Thursday Aug. 20.
The Oregon State Fire Marshal deploys structural resources from around the state to mitigate and defend structures threatened by wildlfire when local resources have been taxed out and request assistance.

Clatsop Task Force


ALERT (August 20, 2015): Due to high wildfire danger, State & County officials have issued a ban on all open fires effective immediate. See complete information here.

August 20, 2015. Seaside's ladder truck during operations at a structure fire in Astoria.

 In Astoria