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Fire officials issue burn ban for Washington County

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Courtesy: Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Courtesy: Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

Fire agencies in Washington County issued an outdoor burn ban Monday that will remain in effect until conditions present less of a fire risk.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said the ban includes Aloha, Beaverton, Durham, King City, Newberg, North Plains, Rivergrove, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville and unincorporated portions of Washington, Clackamas, Multnomah and Yamhill counties.

The burn ban prohibits all backyard or open burning, agricultural burning and other land clearing or slash burning.

The ban does not include small backyard recreational fire pits with clean, dry firewood and gas barbecues or grills. It also does not prohibit outdoor or portable fireplaces and permitted fireworks.

TVF&R said more restrictions could be issued if the conditions become drier and the fire danger becomes more extreme.  

Burn bans are also in place in several other counties, forests and other public lands.  For more information on the burn ban, visit TVFR.com

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