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Liquid fuel stove that can be turned off with a valve can still be operated in state parks and campgrounds

FILE PHOTO - Due to fire danger open flames are banned in state parks and campgroundsOregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is prohibiting all campfires and open flames in all state park properties. The ban is in response to Gov. Brown's declaration of a fire emergency. The campfire and open flame ban includes campgrounds, day-use areas and all areas of the ocean shore and beaches managed by OPRD.

The fire ban applies to wood, charcoal and other flame sources that cannot be turned off with a valve. Liquid fuel stoves or cooking devices that can be turned off with a valve are permitted, but cannot be left unattended. 

The fire ban will be evaluated based on weather, resource conditions and input from Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and other state and local fire officials. Visitors planning a trip to a state park should check for up-to-date information about fire restrictions at http://bit.ly/2uLzdwY or by calling the state parks info line at 800-551-6949.

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