Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Yamhill County Burn Ban


News Release from McMinnville Fire Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 5th, 2017 12:09 PM
Yamhill County with the exception of Newberg and the Newberg Rural Fire Protection District will go into a Burn Ban effective Wednesday July 5, 2017. This ban is in effect on all burning including agriculture for these areas.
Light agricultural fuels have been involved in several fires within Yamhill County this last weekend.

The only burning allowed at this time is recreational fires.

Recreational burning is defined as an outdoor fire burning materials other than rubbish and is contained in a pit or cooking device that has total area of 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purposes.

Recreation fires are only restricted during red flag conditions.
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