Portland, Oregon 2021-07-21 15:24:57 –
Portland, Oregon (KOIN) —From Thursday, campfires in state parks and state-managed forests east of Interstate 5 are not allowed, even in designated campfire areas.
The· Oregon Forest Office This includes:
- Charcoal fire
- Cook the fire
- Warming fire
- Pellet grill
- Tiki torch and other devices that emit flames and embers.
- Propane lanterns with portable cooking stoves or liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed, but propane fire pits are not.
The ODF said additional restrictions are possible. Humans cause more than 70% of fires in Oregon, and authorities are working to prevent further fires, saying that a campfire ban is needed.
Extremely dry conditions and heat waves associated with climate change make it difficult to fight wildfires. Climate change will continue to make the west much warmer and drier, more extreme weather, and more frequent and destructive wildfires over the last three decades.
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