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Some Oregon Counties Suspend Outdoor Burning Due to Fire Danger

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The Lane Regional Air Protection Authority has suspended outdoor burning in Lane County for a week beginning Thursday, April 15, due to high fire danger.

  

Unseasonably dry conditions and high winds have contributed to an increase in fire danger.

The outdoor burning season is tentatively expected to re-open next Thursday (April 22) if fire risk subsides. But, it may be prohibited further depending on weather conditions. Linn and Benton Counties have also temporarily suspended outdoor burning. Other counties are strongly discouraging it.

Violations of outdoor burning rules can result in stiff fines for both air quality and fire risk.

lrapa.org

 

 

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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