Environment, Fire, Gales Creek

Fire season, burn ban begins as triple-digit temperatures loom

The Oregon Department of Forestry stages a vehicle at the Gales Creek Fire Station on Tuesday, August 27 2019. Photo: Chas Hundley

A county-wide burn ban went into effect Tuesday morning at 7 a.m., putting a halt to all backyard, agricultural, slash, and other debris burning. Still allowed are small outdoor cooking or warming fires and barbecue grills or other cooking appliances. 

Those living within Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue’s boundaries, which includes parts of Roy and Mountaindale, were already under a burn ban which began June 18.  . . .

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