burn ban

Brian Bull / KLCC

A burn ban is in place across Lane County as of Sunday night. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, it’s due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.

Low Air Quality May Lead to Burn Ban

Dec 30, 2015
Lane Regional Air Protection Agency

Officials are forecasting a rise in air pollution levels in the region through the weekend. Residents of the South Willamette Valley and the Bend area are asked not to burn wood until conditions improve.

This weekend is the last chance for backyard and open burning in many places in Oregon. Lane, Linn, Benton and Marion Counties have all declared June 15 as the last day.

Neil Miller is with the Oregon Department of Forestry. He says early this year, they considered starting the burn ban sooner than usual. But spring rains relieved their concerns about fire danger: