***UPDATE*** Multnomah County Bans Open-Flame Burning Due to Heat and High Winds (Photo)

June 26, 2015 21:00


Due to heat and high winds at 7:30 PM, Portland Fire Chief Erin Janssens, who also serves as the Multnomah County Fire Defense Board Chief, put a complete burn ban into effect.

This bans all open-flame burning within the City of Portland and all of Multnomah County, including Gresham, Corbett, and Sauvie Island until further notice. THIS INCLUDES ALL FIREWORKS.

Portland Fire crews are currently at the scene of a 3rd-Alarm fire in NW Portland and have been busy responding to other fires and medical calls throughout the city related to the unusually early warm weather.