Oregon Bans ALL Campfires in State Parks, Due to Fire Danger
Due to the excessively high fire danger in Oregon, Governor Brown issued a burn ban in all state parks.
According to Oregon Parks Officials:
"SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is prohibiting all campfires and open flames in all state park properties effective 10 a.m. today. The ban is in response to Gov. Brown’s declaration of a fire emergency. The campfire and open flame ban includes campgrounds, day-use areas, and all areas of the Ocean Shore and beaches managed by OPRD.
The fire ban applies to wood, charcoal, and other flame sources that cannot be turned off with a valve. Liquid fuel stoves or cooking devices that can be turned off with a valve are permitted, but cannot be left unattended. "
The is TFN, expected to last at least one week, but likely longer unless temperatures cool and some precipitation arrives for the state.