WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY


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Where not to build a beach fire

Bon fire emitting sparks/embers getting blown toward Yaquina Art Gallery

Bon fire too close to a building, Yaquina Art Gallery

Fire emitting sparks/embers that could settle under the eaves or on roof of the YAG.

Fire emitting sparks/embers that could settle under the eaves or on roof of the YAG.

Moving burning wood farther away generated considerable sparks/embers which were carried by the southerly wind.

Moving burning wood generated considerable sparks/embers which were carried by the southerly wind.

They build new bon fire farther away, a little more safety margin.

They built a new bon fire farther away – more safety margin.

Bon fire safely situated just north of the turnaround.  Away away from everything.

An unrelated bon fire is safely situated just north of the turnaround. Away away from everything.

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Newport Firefighers were summoned to the Nye Beach Turnaround Sunday night on a report that some young folks had built a bon fire too close to a building, namely the Yaquina Arts Association Gallery that overlooks the beach.

When firefighters arrived they surveyed the situation and admonished the folks that under state laws, no bon fire on the beach should be any closer than 50 feet from the bank/cliff or from a structure. Firefighters pointed out that the evening’s southerly breeze can easily pick up sparks and embers from a blazing bon fire, and carry them under the eaves of buildings or land on the roofs.

Firefighters asked them to move their fire at least another thirty feet away from the building and out toward the shoreline to enhance the margin of safety. Firefighters indicated that another bon fire just north of the turnaround was properly far enough away from the beach bank and any structures.

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