Multnomah County lifts burn ban
The Multnomah County Fire Defense Board lifted its outdoor burn ban Friday, May 17, because of recent rainfall and moderate temperatures.
All of Multnomah County, including Portland, Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview, Wood Village and the unincorporated areas in Multnomah County Fire District 10, Corbett Fire District 14 and Sauvie Island Fire District 30 now have the green light for burning.
Recreational camp fires, fire pits and agricultural burning is now permitted on approved days. Residents are warned to exercise caution when using charcoal briquettes, camp fires and fire pits. 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.
Smokers are reminded to ensure cigarettes are truly out and placed in proper receptacles. Those living in rural areas are asked to maintain defensible space around their homes by monitoring greenery.
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