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Campfire Ban Lifted For Some Oregon Parks


A fire ban has been lifted for some Oregon state parks in the western part of the state. Also Friday, the Clark County Fire Marshal's office lifted a similar ban on recreational fires.

The Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation announced Friday that cooler temperatures and damp conditions led to the ban being lifted for parks in the Columbia Gorge, Willamette Valley, Portland area and on the coast from Fort Stevens to Honeyman Memorial State Park. The department has encouraged park visitors to be careful with any fires in areas where bans have been relaxed.

A statewide ban on campfires, including charcoal briquettes in some areas, started earlier this summer.

The ban remains in place for all coastal state park campgrounds south of Reedsport and in Central, Eastern and Southern Oregon. A complete listing of park-by-park restrictions is .

Clark County Fire Marshal Jon Dunaway said Friday that a partial ban on fires involving yard debris or land clearing will remain banned until at least Oct. 1.

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Bryan M. Vance