Multnomah Fire Defense Board Chief Scott Lewis has issued an outdoor burn ban effective Wednesday, August 17, 2016, in all areas of Multnomah County. The burn ban has been issued due to forecasted high temperatures, limited rainfall and ongoing dry conditions. Portland residents should follow these provisions:
* No fires, including recreational
* BBQs in approved devices professionally designed and built for such use will be allowed, but not in any natural areas.
Future updates will be provided when the burn ban is lifted.