Fire, Gales Creek, Weather

Burn ban enacted due to fire danger

A Forest Grove Fire & Rescue vehicle stationed at the Gales Creek Fire Station. Photo: Chas Hundley

Beginning at 12 p.m. Wednesday, all burning — backyard debris, agricultural slash and more — in the Banks Fire District, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue region, Forest Grove Fire & Rescue's territory and beyond will close due to fire danger until further notice. 

The regular burning season generally runs until June 15, but local and state officials are concerned about "

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