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State park fire ban lifted for west side of Oregon

Sept. 4, 2015

Thanks to lower temperatures, moisture, and a gradual relaxation of fire bans by other jurisdictions, the statewide Oregon state park fire ban has been cancelled. Fires are allowed in designated metal fire pits in the Columbia Gorge, Willamette Valley, Portland-area, and on the coast from Fort Stevens near Astoria to and including Honeyman Memorial State Park near Florence.

The state park campfire ban continues unchanged on the beach, in all coastal state park campgrounds south of Reedsport, and in Central, Eastern, and Southern Oregon. The ban includes open flames and, in some areas, charcoal briquettes. Park-by-park information on these restrictions is online at http://oregonstateparks.org.

Visitors should remember to be extremely careful with any fire in areas where the ban has been relaxed. Conditions and restrictions could change with very little notice. Information on safely extinguishing a campfire is online at http://smokeybear.com/put-out-campfire.asp.