News Release 9/12/14: Portland Fire Marshal Issues Burn Ban; Red Flag Conditions
Weather forecast calls for Red Flag conditions with gusty winds and low humidity. The potential for rapid fire spread is high. Due to the relatively high temperatures combined with predicted winds the Portland Fire Marshal has issued a total ban of all outdoor burning effective immediately. All outdoor burning including recreational fires are prohibited within the city of Portland. This ban is based on weather conditions and community fire safety needs and will remain in effect until weather and fire danger conditions improve.
Citations may be issued to those who violate the outdoor burning ban.
Cooking outdoors in approved propane or charcoal barbecues is allowed during this total burning ban.
Recreational fires, campfires and fires in outdoor fireplaces or chiminea type devices are not allowed during this burning ban.
Future updates will be provided when the burn ban is lifted.