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Dry conditions have prompted Marion and Polk counties to issue burn bans through Sunday

Warm, clear days with minimal to no rainfall have created ongoing dry conditions, prompting a burn ban in Marion and Polk counties.

The respective counties fire defense boards issued the burn ban effective Wednesday, May 8, through Sunday, May 12. It includes yard debris, and agricultural burning. No permits will be issued for open burning until further notice.

Restrictions include the following:

Backyard burning (yard debris, etc.)

Agricultural burning, regulated through Department of Agriculture, contact your local fire agency for special situations.

Land clearing or slash burning.

BBQ grills, and recreational fires are allowed with precautions.

Rural residents are further advised to monitoring growth surrounding homes and structures and maintain adequate access for firefighting equipment.

For wildfire prevention information and restrictions, visit Keep Oregon Green at  "www.keeporegongreen.org/" www.keeporegongreen.org and the Oregon Department of Forestry at "www.oregon.gov/" www.oregon.gov.

For burning information, call the Burn Information Line at (877) 982-0011.


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