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Oregon Statewide Campfire Ban Lifted in Parks and Designated CampgroundsSalem-News.com
The campfire ban is over, but the risk of wildfire continues.
(SALEM, Ore.) - A statewide ban on open fires in state park campgrounds has been lifted effective August 22, 2017. However, local and regional fire restrictions are still in effect in many state parks, and restrictions from other authorities often apply to state parks as well.
Visitors planning a trip to a state park or the ocean shore during the rest of the fire season should check: http://oregonstateparks.org and public fire restrictions at: http://bit.ly/oregonfirerestrictions for updates before traveling.
The now-expired statewide state park restriction affected all open flames--campfires, candles, charcoal briquettes, tiki-style torches--at every park. Even if a state park allows campfires and other open flames, every park patron should exercise extraordinary care with fire:
Information is posted at oregonstateparks.org, and available through the state parks information line at 800-551-6949, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. -- 5 p.m.
The Oregon Department of Forestry Public Restrictions Map at http://bit.ly/oregonfirerestrictions has local restrictions and bans available by location. Other recreational fire safety tips are online at http://keeporegongreen.org/.
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