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Due to dry, warm, windy conditions and recent fires, burn ban in effect at least through Monday.

COURTESY PHOTO: CANBY FIRE - Fire crews fight a brush fire on steep terrain Tuesday, April 13.A burn ban went into effect in Clackamas County Wednesday, April 14, due to dry, warm and windy conditions and will last at least through Wednesday.

The Clackamas County Fire Defense Board made the decision based on polling chiefs within the county, the Oregon Department of Forestry and the national weather forecast, according to a release from Canby Fire District.

On Tuesday, April 13, Canby Fire responded to two large brush fires. The cause of both was open burning, and high wind speeds contributed to the spread of the fires. Firefighters fought the flames in steep terrain for more than four hours.

At the same time, Molalla Fire and Clackamas Fire also had brush fire breakouts. The fires required assistance from Aurora, Colton and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.

COURTESY PHOTO: CANBY FIRE - Crews from canby, Molalla, Clackamas, Aurora, Colton and Tualatin Valley fought brush fires on Tuesday, April 13.With the burn ban, Clackamas County joins Washington, Marion and Yamhill counties.

The defense board will reevaluate conditions this week. Before burning, call Canby Fire's burn line at 503-266-1195 or Molalla's burn line at 503-829-2217.


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