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Burn ban issued for Multnomah County

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MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

Fire officials have issued an outdoor burn ban for all areas of Multnomah County effective August 1.

The burn ban, which was issued due to forecasted high temperatures, limited rainfall and ongoing dry conditions, includes recreational campfires, fire pits, yard debris, agricultural burning and permits issued for open burning until further notice.

Outdoor barbecuing is still allowed, but people should use extreme caution, like keeping ashes wet and in a covered metal container. Also, people should keep at least 10 feet between outdoor cooking and anything combustible like fences and shrubbery.

For updated information on the burn ban, please call the burning information line at:

  • 503-618-3083 for Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village, Fairview, Fire District 10 
  • 503-695-2225 for Corbett Fire District 14 
  • 503-621-1242 for Sauvie Island District 30 
  • 503-823-3700 for Portland Fire & Rescue general information 

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