NEWS RELEASE 08/21/12: Portland Fire & Rescue, PORTLAND FIRE MARSHAL LIFTS BURNING BAN AFTER WEATHER CONDITIONS IMPROVE
August 21, 2012
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.