CITY OF NEWPORT ANNOUNCES UPCOMING FIRE BURN BAN
The Lincoln County Fire Defense Board, and the nine fire protection agencies in Lincoln County announced the closure of all burning effective August 13, 2021, at 8:00A.M. This is a county-wide burn ban.This measure was taken because fire danger is at an extreme high; there are lower than normal fuel moisture levels; and forecasted hotter and drier weather which compounds the danger.
What does the burn ban mean?
● Wood, charcoal, and other flame sources that cannot be turned off with a valve will be prohibited when the ban becomes effective.
● Liquid fuel stoves or cooking devices that CAN be turned off with a valve are permitted but cannot be left unattended.
● Fires on the beaches and day use park areas, commercial, private, and county campgrounds will be prohibited when the ban becomes effective.
For additional and updated information, contact the Newport Fire Department, at 541.265.9461.
Stay safe and do your part to help prevent wildfires.