Northwest Oregon Fire Danger Increased to Moderate, State of Oregon Forestry Reports

Fire managers are increasing the fire hazard level to Moderate (blue) for Public Use Restrictions in the Northwest 1, 2, and 3 (NW-1, NW-2, and NW-3) weather zones as temperatures rise in the northwest corner of the state. This modification takes effect at midnight on Thursday, June 29.

Only designated campsites will be permitted for campfires. No more campfires will be permitted in a dispersed manner. On forest roads, drivers are required to carry a shovel, one gallon of water, or a 2.5-pound or larger ABC fire extinguisher. The non-industrial use of chainsaws is permitted.

Consistent with the county fire chiefs, a countywide prohibition on burning remains in effect. Since June 14, open debris burning is prohibited. Depending on the location of the residence, a burn permit must be obtained from either the Oregon Department of Forestry or the municipal fire department.

Fire Danger Raised to Moderate in Northwest Oregon

Do you know that the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office stated Tuesday (27 June) that a 53-year-old male from Portland died on Thursday of unidentified circumstances while in the custody of the Multnomah County Inverness Jail on a United States Marshals Service hold:

For rural residences using burn barrels, only metal barrels in excellent condition and covered with heavy mesh screens with no larger than ΒΌ inch holes are acceptable. There must be a charged water supply and hand tools on site. The Industrial Fire Precaution levels (IFPL) for NW-1, NW-2, and NW-3 will remain at level I, requiring an hour-long fire watch.

The news has been formally posted on Twitter by the official Clatsop County, Oregon Twitter account –

The most up-to-date documented information on fire season necessities is available at 503-325-7215. During business hours, call 503-325-5451 to request a burning permit or obtain further information.

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