July 24, 2020 08:05
Multnomah Fire Defense Board Chief Scott Lewis has issued an outdoor burn ban effective immediately on July 24, 2020 in all areas of Multnomah County.
The burn ban has been issued due to forecasted high temperatures, limited rainfall, and ongoing dry conditions.
The burn ban includes recreational campfires, fire pits, yard debris, agricultural burning and permits issued for open burning until further notice.
Outdoor barbecuing is still allowed; however, residents should exercise extreme caution. When using charcoal briquettes please properly dispose of ashes in a covered metal container away from combustibles, and keep the ashes wet for a few days before properly disposing of them. Maintain at least ten feet between outdoor cooking and anything combustible such