All Lincoln County Fire agencies have cancelled all outdoor burning this Labor Day Weekend. The fire ban includes just about everything including carelessly disgarded cigarettes regular wood and charcoal fires. Cooking with liquid fuel stoves are permitted provided they can be turned on AND off. But they cannot be left unattended. That goes for campgrounds and on Oregon’s scenic beaches.
The burn ban will cease when the weather cools off and humidity levels rise. But in the meantime the fire danger is sky high. Firefighters say those heading off into the woods can expect warm, dry conditions that can trigger a wildfire conflagration. One bad thing about most, if not all campgrounds already booked up, it forces late-comers to set up camping…fires and all…in areas that are unregulated wildlands. Fire pits in remote areas are always candidates for huge wildfires that burns timber, kills wildlife and causes huge rainfall runoffs and landslides in the fall, stripping entire mountainsides of their trees and wildlife.
All wildland fire restrictions can be found at gisapps.odf.oregon.gov/firerestrictions/PFR.html