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Posted on: July 4, 2020

TVF&R Enacts Burn Ban and Cautions Community to Keep it Legal and Safe for the Holiday

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The burn ban prohibits all of the following:

              1. Backyard or open burning (branches, yard debris, etc.).

              2. Agricultural burning (agricultural wastes, crops, field burning, etc.).

              3. Any other land clearing or slash burning.

The burn ban does not prohibit:

              1. Small backyard recreational fire pits (maximum three feet in diameter and two feet                 

                  high) in a safe location. Use only clean, dry firewood.

              2.  Outdoor fireplaces, grills, portable fireplaces (chimineas, etc.) and similar appliances  

                   with clean, dry firewood, briquettes, propane or natural gas.

              3.  The use of fireworks as allowed under Oregon law.

If you intend to use fireworks, keep them legal and safe. TVF&R fire crews will be driving through neighborhoods to monitor firework use. Oregon law bans fireworks that fly, explode, or travel on the ground more than six feet — this includes bottle rockets, roman candles, firecrackers, and M80s. Purchase all fireworks at a licensed Oregon firework stand. Fireworks purchased by mail order, or in the state of Washington or at a Native American reservation, may be illegal in our state. Even legal fireworks are dangerous and can cause injuries and burns. They can reach temperatures of 1,200 degrees.

Individuals needing to report a fire or medical emergency should call 911. To report a nuisance or concern about illegal fireworks, call non-emergency dispatch 503-629-0111. These situations will be logged, passed on to local law enforcement, and responded to as resources allow.

In light of the pandemic, please consider staying home and avoiding large gatherings.

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