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Recreational Fires Banned In Lincoln County

Chris Lehman

Recreational fires, including those in backyard fire pits, will be banned throughout Lincoln County starting Friday, August 13.


The ban also applies to outdoor debris burning. The Lincoln County Fire Defense Board says moisture levels of wildfire fuels are at an all-time low.

While wildfires are less common along the Oregon coast, a rapidly spreading blaze destroyed hundreds of homes near Lincoln City last September.

W"ith the Echo Mountain Complex Fires not at all forgotten, let this proactive measure serve as a reminder that we take last year’s events seriously," said a press release from the Lincoln County Fire Defense Board.

Chris Lehman has been reporting on Oregon issues since 2006. He joined the KLCC news department in December, 2018 and became News Director in March, 2023. Chris was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. His public broadcasting career includes stops in Louisiana and Illinois. Chris has filed for national programs including “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
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