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Fire Agencies Start Burn Bans

With increased temperatures, decreased precipitation, and in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Forestry, fire agencies in Lincoln County will soon be implementing bans on yard debris burning.

Agencies and Effective Dates: • North Lincoln Fire & Rescue – May 26th at dusk • Depoe Bay Fire District – May 26th at dusk • Newport Fire Dept./Rural Fire Protection District – May 31st at dusk • Seal Rock Fire District – May 31st at dusk • Central Coast Fire & Rescue – May 26th at dusk • Siletz Valley Rural Fire Protection District – May 30th at 6:00 a.m. • Toledo Fire Dept./East Lincoln County Fire District – May 28th at dusk • Yachats Fire District – May 28th at noon • Oregon Department of Forestry - May 26th at dusk.

This ban is specific to yard debris burning and does not include recreational campfires, portable propane/patio fireplaces, or charcoal BBQ grills. Please check with your local fire agency for details specific to each jurisdiction. Reminder: Carelessness is the largest cause of wildfire. Escaped fires of any kind resulting in property damage requiring efforts from a fire agency or multiple fire agencies, may result in fines and individual financial responsibility for damages caused and for fire response recovery, per Oregon Revised Statue; 476.920 - Billing owner of property for the cost of extinguishing fire.

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