News in brief
TVFR bans most outdoor burning
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue has banned all outdoor burning in its service area that includes Aloha, Beaverton, Durham, King City, Newberg, North Plains, Rivergrove, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville and unincorporated portions of Washington, Clackamas, Multnomah and Yamhill counties.
The burn ban prohibits all of the following: All backyard or open burning (branches, yard debris, etc.); All agricultural burning (agricultural wastes, crops, field burning, etc.); All other land clearing or slash burning.
The burn ban does not prohibit: Small backyard recreational fire pits (maximum 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high) with clean, dry firewood, natural gas, briquettes or propane; Outdoor fireplaces and portable fireplaces (chimineas, etc.) with clean, dry firewood, natural gas, briquettes or propane; Permitted fireworks displays with designated fall-out zones & safety plans.
Individuals found to be in violation of these requirements during the burn ban may be held liable for the cost of extinguishment and for any property damage resulting from an illegal fire.
Legacy donates to West Linn food pantry
Legacy Health employees conducted a food drive in May and June - the off-season for food pantries, when donations are slow - and collected 10,760 pounds of food and $10,000 in donations. Donations were made to 15 food pantries throughout the metro area and Southwest Washington, including West Linn Food Pantry.