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NEWS RELEASE 8/17/2012: Portland Fire Marshal Declares Burning Ban

Due to extremely high temperatures, the Portland Fire Marshal has issued a total ban of all outdoor burning effective immediately. All outdoor burning including recreational fires are prohibited within the city of Portland beginning today, August 16th. This ban is based on weather conditions and community fire safety needs and will remain in effect until weather and fire danger conditions improve.

Citations may be issued to those who violate the outdoor burning ban.

Cooking outdoors in approved propane or charcoal barbecues is allowed during this total burning ban.

Recreational fires, campfires and fires in outdoor fireplaces or chiminea type devices are not allowed during this burning ban.

Future updates will be provided when the burn ban is lifted.