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NEWS RELEASE 08/21/12: Portland Fire & Rescue Fire Marshal Lifts Burn Ban After Weather Conditions Improve

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August 21, 2012

4:20 PM

Due to the decrease of high temperatures and the increase of humidity, the Portland Fire Marshal has lifted the burn ban that was imposed on August 17, 2012 effective immediately. All outdoor burning including recreational fires are allowed within the city of Portland beginning today, August 21st. This burning ban lift is based on weather conditions and community fire safety needs.

Recreational fires, campfires and fires in outdoor fireplaces or chiminea type devices are now allowed.

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Mark Rohden

October 2, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Is the ban back in effect now? The Fire Dept. showed up at my house last night to extinguish my recreational fire, saying that there is currently a burn ban in effect.

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Michael Silva

October 6, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Weather forecast calls for Red Flag conditions with gusty winds and low humidity. The potential for rapid fire spread is high. Due to the relatively high temperatures combined with predicted winds 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. 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.

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