Burn bans issued throughout Oregon, SW Washington


Multiple agencies across Oregon and Southwest Washington have issued burn bans due to extremely hot and dry weather.

In Washington, outdoor recreational fires have been banned in Camas and Washougal. Gas and charcoal barbecues are not impacted by the ban.

The City of Vancouver issued a burn ban effective immediately. Recreational fires, campfires and fires in outdoor fireplaces or chimney-type devices are not allowed during the ban.

Cooking outdoors in approved propane or charcoal barbecues is allowed during the burn ban in Vancouver.

A burn ban was issued for Clark County and Cowlitz County on July 15.

In Oregon, burn bans have been issued for Multnomah County and Washington County. For those burn bans, recreational campfires, fire pits, yard debris, and agricultural burning are not allowed.

Clackamas Fire District #1 fire officials issued an outdoor burn ban for all areas within the fire district. Officials say they won't be issuing any burn permits until further notice.

The City of Salem has also issued a burn ban for the entire area. Officials say cooking outdoors on approved grills is allowed during the burn ban.

All burn bans are effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice.

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